Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day

By DaVe Lipp, on 08 Jan, 2013

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day (Atlantic) After years of rumors and prodding, it was the passing of Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun that managed to reunite the surviving members of Led... Read More

Heart: Fanatic

By DaVe Lipp, on 21 Dec, 2012

Heart Fanatic (Epic/Legacy) Loud guitar and Ann Wilson’s always-strong vocals move the chunky title track opener of Heart’s fourteenth studio album, Fanatic. Electronic, spiky staccato and back bleeps infect a good amount... Read More

Snow Patrol: Snow Patrol

By DaVe Lipp, on 15 Dec, 2012

Snow Patrol Snow Patrol (Jeepster Recordings) Disclaimer: This is not a new album. Snow Patrol released two albums on Jeepster Records before the label dropped them and they went on... Read More

The Byrds: Original Singles A’s and B’s 1965 – 1971

By DaVe Lipp, on 13 Dec, 2012

The Byrds Original Singles A’s and B’s 1965 – 1971 (Sony) Though they might be best known for their covers, The Byrds navigated a music path from folk to rock... Read More

Bjork: Bastards

By DaVe Lipp, on 11 Dec, 2012

Bjork Bastards (One Little Indian) Bastards is a remix album of Bjork’s tenth album, Biophilia. It features two remixes of “Crystalline,” “Thunderbolt,” “Sacrifice,” and “Mutual Core,” with one remix of... Read More

ZZ Top: La Futura

By DaVe Lipp, on 10 Dec, 2012

ZZ Top La Futura (Universal Republic Records) A distorted Billy Gibbons guitar, up-front Frank Beard drums and that usual low growl bass from Dusty Hill (plus his precise, slightly off-time... Read More

The Avett Brothers: The Carpenter

By DaVe Lipp, on 06 Dec, 2012

The Avett Brothers The Carpenter (Universal Republic Records) Thanks to acts like Fleet Foxes and Mumford and Sons, folk has confidently taken a spot in the mainstream.  With their seventh... Read More

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill

By DaVe Lipp, on 02 Dec, 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill (Reprise Records) After a break of nearly a decade, Neil Young & Crazy Horse have unleashed two albums onto the masses. The first,... Read More

Gary Clark Jr.: Blak and Blu

By DaVe Lipp, on 18 Nov, 2012

Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu (Warner Bros.) Gary Clark Jr. has been dazzling live audiences for years, so it’s a wonder that it took this long to see his... Read More

Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones: Live at The Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981

By DaVe Lipp, on 06 Nov, 2012

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago, 1981 (Eagle Rock Entertainment) The classic performance of blues legend Muddy Waters with the Rolling Stones back at... Read More

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