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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

#570 - Comes A Time, Neil Young

"Neil Young has some knack for plugging into the human soundboard. Comes A Time is one of his most understated albums yet there is this pervasive feeling of all-over warmth that goes way beyond simple ideas of "theme." It's almost weird how each song is paced exactly the same, regardless of tempo so listening to it all the way through is like getting a massage." (real music guide)

#569 - Other Voices, Other Rooms, Nanci Griffith

"What might be most refreshing about Other Voices, Other Rooms is its ability to access the warm tones of country, grassroots, 1960s folk, and the '70s songwriting tradition while still sounding more like it comes from Griffith's Texas roots than anywhere else. This is highly recommended for fans of Griffith or any of the like-minded artists who help out here." (allmusic guide)

#568 - Poses, Rufus Wainwright

"Poses is a spectacular album, brimming over with Wainwright's trademark popera and young romantic wishes. At times the album is beautifully discordant and sonically chilling, but often hints at warm grins with mischievous winks." (allmusic guide)

#567 - Farmhouse, Phish

"Their rootsiest and most organic effort to date, Farmhouse is also their most fully developed -- these are complete, concise songs and not simply outlines for extended jams, boasting a beauty and intimacy which expands the group's scope even as it serves notice of a newfound pop accessibility." (allmusic guide)

#566 - Ill Communication, The Beastie Boys

"The Beasties' fourth album builds on Check Your Head's live music vibe, with groove-heavy instrumental jams and rowdy Punk showdowns. By now, some longtime fans were beginning to get disenchanted with the band's new direction, although the Beasties found major commercial love with their crossover megahit "Sabotage."" (real music guide)

#565 - Luck Of The Draw, Bonnie Raitt

"Luck of the Draw is an unqualified success, filled with strong songs -- including the hits "Something to Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me," plus the Delbert McClinton duet "Good Man, Good Woman" -- appealing productions, and just enough dirt to make old-school fans feel at home." (allmusic guide)

#564 - It's A Beautiful Day, It's A Beautiful Day

"Although they are not one of the better-known San Francisco bands to have emerged from the ballroom circuit of the late '60s and early '70s, It's a Beautiful Day were no less memorable for their unique progressive rock style that contrasted well with the Bay Area psychedelic scene." (allmusic guide)


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