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Music Reviews

This is the all-encompassing section to review anything music-related.

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.

Five Essential Delta Blues Albums You Must Own

Now, in the 21st century, these early players are recognized as founding fathers of the blues genre. These musicians are the pillars upon which the houses of folk, rock, and blues have been built.

Memphis Music Documentary, ‘Take Me to the River,’ Now On Netflix

"There are special places on this earth. Places of origin. The Mississippi Delta is one of those places."

‘TajMo’ Finds Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal In Top Form

'TajMo' finds Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal joined together, making beautiful music in the presence of one another, and with one another. Fortunately, with this album, they share their experience and music with all of us as well.

Jonny Lang Stands Tall with ‘Signs’

'Signs' is an open throttled juggernaut of sensory celebration. Jumping on this sonic train at any stop is always rewarded.

ZZ Top Has Legs and They Know How to Use Them

These guys transport you into another galaxy. They're Rocky and Bullwinkle when it comes to turning rock culture into one huge fractured fairy tale and their Jimi Hendrix collision with a Minnie Pearl dress code breaks the rule of cool that most hot rocks cling to.
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James Music Takes Flight Again Via All-Star Tribute Album

'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.

Eric Gales is Reborn with ‘Middle of the Road’

But now, we have the new album, which is an auspicious new beginning indeed: mentally, physically, and spiritually.
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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Blue & Lonesome’ Takes Us Back to the Beginning

Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us "School is in session, and here is how it's done." Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.

John Mellencamp Celebrates the Spirit with ‘Sad Clowns & Hillbillies’

'Sad Clowns & Hillbillies' is without question a contemporary masterpiece. This is some of the best writing and music that Mellencamp has ever been kind enough to share with us.
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