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New Music Reviews for May 2018

Being a music journalist who dabbles in drumming can present something of a dilemma: it’s often tough for me to recommend releases I’m involved in without the dreaded “conflict of interest” charge rearing its not-so-pretty head. But this time out …

March 2016 Review Roundup, Part 1

by John M. Borack   JORDAN ANDREW JEFFERSON – The Only Way Out is In For a journalist, sometimes the coolest releases are the ones that catch you completely off guard. To that end, although I hadn’t seen much in …

Top 25 Albums of 2015

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. 4

by John M. Borack Kaufman – “Scratch” (No label listed) David Kaufman is a talented guitarist from the Los Angeles area whom I know strictly as a sideman, so I was a bit surprised when this solo CD arrived in …

Pop Reviews Both Old and New

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 …

Check out the Top 20 pop albums of 2012

LPs on turntable

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.