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  • 18 years ago

    Heaven on the ground Strange Angels Kristin Hersh Rykodisc Rhode Island band Throwing Muses didn't officially break up until last April, but their relevance was eclipsed as early as the 1994 release of leader Kristin Hersh's successful solo record...

  • 18 years ago

    In the business of alternative music--where the clock is always ticking on a band's continued relevance and getting to the point is considered bad taste--Ben Folds Five is an unlikely success story. Any other focused, passionate, guitarless band t...

  • 18 years ago

    The rhythm of the saints Many Americans became acquainted with South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo through its appearance on Paul Simon's Graceland album, but remain unaware of the band's importance as a cultural force. From the group's familia...

  • 18 years ago

    Coming out, growing up Ten Cent Wings Jonatha Brooke Refuge/MCA Records Jonatha Brooke can zing eloquent barbs at her self-absorbed lovers and spill poetry like water when smacked with a doe-eyed crush. She's also blessed with a beautiful cornflow...

  • 18 years ago

    Captain Fantastic rides again Back in 1975, when my best friend and I were screaming, weeping, Tiger Beat mad about Elton John, our small grade-school hearts raced faster the minute one of his songs came on the radio or one of his antics made the ...

  • 18 years ago

    It's been looking a lot like Christmas here in the office since about July, when the first "seasonal" albums began arriving, presaging a time when the people of the world--or at least those who aren't Muslims, Jews, Jains, Bahais, animists, cargo ...

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