Robert Pollard: Normal Happiness

Robert Pollard: Normal Happiness

CD Merge Records In shops now Anyone who’s followed Bob Pollard’s career from Guided by Voices up through “Normal Happiness,” his second Merge Records release, knows that the man can write a mean pop-rocker. With a GBV release, one always had...
Hollywoodland: Music from the Motion Picture

Hollywoodland: Music from the Motion Picture

CD Decca Records In shops now The other day, while basking in the autumnal glory of Central Park, I took a drive and listened to a new CD of some old standards. This soundtrack features the likes of The Platters, Buster Brown and John Coltrane. None of the songs have...

Matt Duke: “Winterchild”

CD Release Date: 12 September 2006 Mad Dragon Records/Ryko Distribution It’s not cold in Matt Duke’s world that’s for sure.  This artist is heatin’ up the stage all over the country promoting his debut album “Winter Child” hitting...
Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics

Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics

CD RCA Records In shops now The super-glossy insert for “Back to Basics” not only features all the lyrics to the album (which Aguilera executive produced), but it’s got the stylized look of Hollywood days gone by. Her voice and style have become...
Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche

Sufjan Stevens: The Avalanche

CD Asthmatic Kitty Records In shops now Sufjan Stevens’ “Illinois” was easily one of the best records of last year. When I first listened to it, each song seemed meticulously planned out and suited to its place on the album. Now I listen to...
A Scanner Darkly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

A Scanner Darkly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

CD Lakeshore Records In shops now When I was about ten years old, I saw Cirque du Soleil perform in Las Vegas. I was pretty blown away and decided that I must own the soundtrack in order to continually relive the magic of “Mystere” on cassette tape. The...
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