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Album of the Week 42-2017: Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality


If Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut was the birth of heavy metal, their third record ‘Master Of Reality’ is where the genre reaches adolescence. It retains some of its youthful mistakes – most prominently Ozzy Osbourne’s rather dull vocal lines, something which would not improve until ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ – but improves upon a lot of them as well. 483 more words

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New England – New England (1979)

4.5 out of 5 Stars!

Back in the late ’70s while working at a record store, one of the most memorable “PROMO” albums that arrived was the self-titled debut by an act called New England. 830 more words

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Review: Lydia Can't Breathe - 'Tastes New'

Never have I been more confused in my life than after listening to Tastes New.

Did you ever try a food as a kid and KNOW you hated it, then later when you were 20, you tasted it again and realized it was your new favorite food? 981 more words

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Spys – Spys (1982)

4.5 out of 5 Stars!

Back in 1980, after the “leaders” of the band Foreigner dumped its more creative and adventurous founding members to further commercialize its already commercial sound, I stopped listening. 522 more words

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L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace

Oh my God, the L.A. Guns are back. Again. I didn’t mean that as an insult to the band, I meant that this is a band I haven’t even thought about for years and years and years. 175 more words

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Music for 10/20/17!!! Melissa Aldana, Taylor Swift, Orissa

@@@ Melissa Aldana: Back Home (Wommusic, 2016)  I saw this female sax player name checked in a concert email for an upstate New York concert series.   454 more words

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