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Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell II

Review by Mark Cooper, MOJO, November 1993

ACCORDING TO MOST rock histories the late '70s were defined by punk rock and the Sex Pistols. Commercially speaking, however, the awful truth is that ...

Hello People: The Handsome Devils

Review by John Mendelsohn, Phonograph Record, February 1975

I'M FAR FROM entirely convinced that I would trade everything I own to be in Hello People's shoes, or greasepaint, for it seems the sorry ...

Let's Active: Cypress

Review by Roy Trakin, Creem, January 1985

THE REGIONALIZATION of American pop continues apace, and it's about time we turned the beat around on our Brit cousins, right? ...

Jesse Winchester: Learn To Love It

Review by Max Bell, NME, 15 May 1976

THIS IS BOTH Jesse Winchester's third album and his third good album. ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls: The New York Dolls (Mercury Import)

Review by Nick Kent, NME, 25 August 1973

THE NEW YORK Dolls are trash, they play rock 'n' roll like sluts and they've just released a record that can proudly stand beside Iggy ...

June & The Exit Wounds: A Little More Haven Hamilton, Please

Review by Paul Lester, Uncut, April 2000

DEBUT ALBUM of so-normal-it's-strange pop-rock from latest American boy wonder. ...

Ashley Park

Review by Rob Hughes, Uncut, December 2001

CLASSIC WEST coast sounds direct from Vancouver. ...

Black Sabbath: Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (Warner Bros.)

Review by Wayne Robins, Creem, April 1974

THE QUESTION, Sabs, is where you been so long? So highly irresponsible was their disappearing act over a year ago that heavy metal almost vanished ...

Linda Ronstadt: Living In The U.S.A.

Review by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, 7 October 1978

HI AGAIN. It's only me and this is only another Linda Ronstadt review. The words 'rock and roll' are used in the ads for this ...

Badfinger: Ass (Apple); For Love Or Money (Warner Bros.)

Review by Jon Tiven, Zoo World, 11 April 1974

BADFINGER SEEMED, at one time, to be the hope of the future for those who relished the past efforts of The Beatles. ...

Adam Cohen, Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Wainwright: Rufus Wainwright; Adam Cohen: Adam Cohen

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, September 1998

Impressive, capricious debuts from two sons of Sixties troubadours ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls: Too Much Too Soon (Mercury)

Review by Nick Kent, NME, 27 April 1974

Sloppy seconds ...

Paul Rodgers: Cut Loose

Review by Jeffrey Morgan, Creem, March 1984

Y'GOTTA WATCH out for these guys who insist on releasing debut solo albums on which they've played all the instruments; they're everywhere. ...

Dave Edmunds: Get It (Swan Song)

Review by Mick Farren, NME, 9 April 1977

FOR SOME TIME NOW, Dave Edmunds has been nearly legendary. He started as the minor league guitar king of Love Sculpture's 'Sabre Dance' fame, then ...

John Martyn: Well Kept Secret

Review by Danny Baker, NME, 4 September 1982

I LIVE WITH THE constant nagging worry that my house will soon burn down. ...

Hot Chip: Made in the Dark ****

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer, The, 20 January 2008

You might know them as pop nerds, but Ben Thompson just loves their power ballads ...

New York Dolls: The New York Dolls: The New York Dolls (Mercury — import)

Review by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 18 August 1973

Dolls: Junior Stones ...

XTC: Skylarking (Geffen)

Review by Rob Tannenbaum, Rolling Stone, 26 March 1987

NOT THAT long ago, XTC was a nearly perfect band. It corrupted its bountiful hooks with unsettling harmonies and rhythms and rocked hard enough to ...

Kelley Stoltz: Below The Branches

Review by Bob Mehr, MOJO, March 2006

Third LP and second consecutive corker from Bay Area-based cosmic troubadour. ...

Sparks: Kimono My House

Review by Ian MacDonald, NME, 18 May 1974

ONE WAY or another, 1974's turning out to be quite a year for rock 'n' roll. ...


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