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Top 25 Albums of 2015

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by John M. Borack As Frank Sinatra once crooned, “It was a very good year.” Lots of great releases in 2015, some by old favorites, some by new upstarts, and a few that flew in straight out of left field. And …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 2

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by John M. Borack The Well Wishers – “A Shattering Sky” (No label listed) Like death, taxes and a Wal Mart shopping excursion, a Well Wishers record is always predictable – but in a good way. You know you’re gonna …

Brandon Schott – “Crayons & Angels”

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by John M. Borack  LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Schott’s brand new one, Crayons & Angels, is something of a soft-pop tour de force, brimming with shimmering melodies, winsome innocence, and some beautiful vocal arrangements. It’s reminiscent of early Harry Nilsson at …

Top 20 Releases of 2014 and NAMM Wrapup

  by John M. Borack 2014 seemed to be one of the best years in recent memory as far as new music goes; as a matter of fact, pretty much anything in the top 10 on the following list would …

Good, bad or ugly? Get the scoop with these album reviews

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Here are reviews of albums doing serious time on the CD player lately — yes, I’m old school — including Bobbleheads, Marshall Holland, Dwight Twilley, Pugwash, Marti Jones, Rob Bonfiglio, Shaen Faubert, Robert Crenshaw, Gail George, Dave Caruso, The New Trocaderos, The Connection, Edward O’Connell, The Hangabouts, Joe Sullivan, Jamie Hoover, The Jigsaw Seen, The Solicitors, Kylie Hughes, Aerial, Secret Powers and Dana Countryman.

Review: Jack Mittleman’s “English River”

by John M. Borack Jack Mittleman – English River (Spinning Records) I was introduced to Jack Mittleman’s music a few months ago by our mutual friend Nelson Bragg (percussionist for Brian Wilson’s band), who asked if I’d be interested in …