by John M. Borack Here’s some quick ruminations on a handful or two of discs both new and not-so-new… Maxi Dunn’s Edmund & Leo finds the UK songstress back with another pleasant collection of tunes. “Change the Record” is one …
2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.
Wonder which pop albums make the grade? Get John Borack’s take on releases by The Bangles, Lannie Flowers, Vinnie Zummo, Yep, Vegas With Randolph, The Ditchflowers, The Handcuffs, Maxi Dunn and more.
Various artist holiday/Christmas CD’s can be tricky propositions, mainly because it’s pretty damned difficult to find one that’s aurally exciting from start to finish. As a matter of fact, 1991′s Yuletunes (featuring Shoes, Material Issue and other Midwest pop titans) …
New power pop discs to think about
Susanna Hoffs and The Grateful Dead have a history together.
It comes full circle with Hoffs and power-pop architect Matthew Sweet doing “Sugar Magnolia” on the Under The Covers Vol. 2 collection, which finds the pair covering some of their favorite songs of the ’70s. “I just have had so many weird experiences somehow in my life with The Grateful Dead,” says Hoffs.