Holiday Gift Guide Review: R.E.M., “Document: 25th Anniversary Edition”/Various Artists, “Athens, GA. – Inside/Out”

By The Second Disc, on 19 Dec, 2012

Even a year after R.E.M.’s sudden dissolution last fall, it’s hard not to be enthralled by their music and their message. Even before they said goodbye, their discography was a... Read More

Review: Five from The Steve Miller Band (1968-1970), Reissued on Edsel

By The Second Disc, on 23 Oct, 2012

The 1968 debut of the Steve Miller Band begins with a shattering cacophony, followed by an acoustic strum emerging like a beacon of light amidst the darkness and clatter.  The... Read More

Review: Old 97′s, “Too Far to Care: Expanded Edition”

By The Second Disc, on 12 Oct, 2012

Was it rock and roll?  Was it country and western?  By 1997, Rhett Miller and his Old 97’s were, well, Too Far to Care.  As Miller recalls in his liner... Read More

Review: The Beatles, “Magical Mystery Tour” on Blu-ray and DVD

By The Second Disc, on 11 Oct, 2012

“Paul said ‘Look I’ve got this idea’ and we said ‘great!’ and all he had was this circle and a little dot on the top – that’s where we started,”... Read More

Review: The Beach Boys Remasters, Part One: “50 Big Ones: Greatest Hits”

By The Second Disc, on 09 Oct, 2012

We’re continuing our series of in-depth features dedicated to America’s band, The Beach Boys, and the various projects that have kept the group occupied throughout 2012!  Today, as the Boys... Read More

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