Category Archives: Albums

That’s Life, Isn’t It

The Magnetic Fields, 50 Song Memoir – This project was based on an idea someone suggested to Stephin Merritt in 2015, when he turned fifty. He would write and record one song to represent each year of his life, an … Continue reading

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I Can’t Pretend to Be Someone Who Pretends to Be Someone Else

Here are some thoughts on the four albums I received for Christmas: The Rutles, Archaeology – Shortly after the release of the Beatles’ Anthology project, Neil Innes reunited with John Halsey and Ricky Fataar to record a new album of … Continue reading

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A Headliner We All Know for the Holy Halftime Show

Beth’s Uncle John gave me two new albums (well, new to me, anyway; and I do think they were both 2016 releases) for my birthday, so I figured I might as well say a bit about them. Jack and Amanda … Continue reading

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The Way You Swing Your Head While Strolling Fancy Free

Pixies, Head Carrier – It seems that this album was released with little fanfare, but then, I don’t keep up with Frank Black news like I used to. He actually hasn’t put out a solo album in some time, which … Continue reading

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Meet Me on the Corner of Your Life

Bonzo Dog Band, Let’s Make Up and Be Friendly – Originally released in 1972, this was a contractual obligation record put together after the band had broken up. While the songs aren’t as immediately fun as much of their work, … Continue reading

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Sing for the President, Sing for the Terrorists, Sing

The Dresden Dolls reunited for what I believe were only two shows, and I saw the one at the Coney Island Amphitheater. It’s a new venue, and one of the people who did booking decided the Dolls needed to play … Continue reading

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Who You Callin’ Cracker?

Here’s my review of the two albums I purchased at the Cracker show last week: Welcome to Cracker – This two-disc album consists of the entirety of the 2006 Greatest Hits Redux on the first disc, and recordings from the … Continue reading

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