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Archive for March 2010

Izz: The Darkened Room

March 31, 2010

The first Izz music I heard was their previous studio effort “My River Flows,” and was very impressed. Shortly afterward I saw them live and was extremely impressed. This led to the inevitable discovery of the entire catalogue. What I found was a very talented band that kept improving with each release. Since my fandom […]

Kiss: Sonic Boom

March 25, 2010

If you have been reading my stuff, I am sure you have often asked, “When is he going to get around to Kiss?” Well, your prayers have now been answered. Kiss released their first new album in over ten years last year, and you can imagine how excited I was (insert sarcastic tone here). Like […]

Autumn Breeze: Demo Tapes

March 24, 2010

Well here is my third installment of the Autumn Breeze trilogy. In my previous reviews I pretty much covered the band itself, so there isn’t much more to add here. That actually goes to the biggest problem with this review. I just don’t have that much more to say. “Demo Tapes” is just that, a […]

Saying Goodbye to Alex Chilton

March 18, 2010

I am sitting here still trying to decide what it means to me. I have been honoring Alex by playing his music all day long. Right now “No Sex” is jamming on my stereo. Apart from the Box Top hits, Alex Chilton has only been part of my musical world for a relatively short time. […]

My Top Albums of 2009

March 10, 2010

2009 was a year full of anticipation. A prog favorite reformed, newcomers had follow ups to impressive debuts, workhorses continued their juggernauts, and classic acts came out of hiding. Not all of it was gold, but much of it was excellent. So here are my picks for the best of the year. 1. Magma: Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré […]