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Aaliyah - Aaliyah
Review by Gary Hill
Coming almost 5 years after her previous release, this is the third album by Aaliyah. Tragically, it will also be the last since a plane crash claimed her life this summer.
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ABC - Absolutely
Review by Gary Hill
ABC's blend of danceable pop really took over MTV for a year or two in the `80`s. This album is a compilation of many of their hits, some of them from that time period.
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Aberrations - The Wild Life (colored vinyl release)
Review by Gary Hill
This high quality red vinyl edition is limited to 500 numbered copies, so get yours quickly.

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Amanda Abizaid - Walking in Twos
Review by Gary Hill
This album probably fits under pop rock better than it does under any other title. That said, there is a lot of world music here.

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Mick Abrahams - Revived
Review by Gary Hill
Mick Abrahams was the original guitarist for Jethro Tull.

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Bryan Adams - Tracks of My Years
Review by Gary Hill
Doing an album of covers seems to be a trendy thing, as it has been for quite a few years.

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Bryan Adams - Wembley 1996 Live
Review by Gary Hill
It's easy to think of Bryan Adams as a pop artist and dismiss him for that. It's doing him a disservice.

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Simon Adams - Simon Adams
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite a tasty set. It’s not Earth-shattering or particularly original or innovative.

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Add Agency - Gemstone Radar
Review by Gary Hill
There is a lot of electronic music built into this. Yet, it also has punk rock and at varying times calls to mind things like INXS, Depeche Mode and more.

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Adoration Destroyed - Ritual Damage
Review by Gary Hill

This album has a lot of good stuff. It's influenced to a large degree by things like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, but also Gary Numan.


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Aerial - Caught Inside the Circle CD EP
Review by Bruce Stringer
Texas based Aerial have started to draw attention to themselves with their recent Peter Gabriel support and CD EP, Caught Inside the Circle. With influences ranging from Michael Hedges (whose Aerial Boundaries was the inspiration behind their name) to The Sundays, Tori Amos to U2, and Sade to Depeche Mode Aerial have managed to produce a mature and positive sound that highlights the song writing duo of Julie Lange and Kell Curtis.
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Aerosmith - Nine Lives
Review by Gary Hill
Aerosmith seem to have gone through several phases, musically, during their career. The early years marked a creative and charged vision. As time wore on, the band seemed to lose direction, both personally and musically. Once the original lineup reformed, there was a renewed energy in the band, but much of the work seemed rather formula.
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Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
Review by Gary Hill
This was the second Aerosmith album. It seems to me that a lot of people overlook this disc. 

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Afroman - Happy to Be Alive
Review by Gary Hill
Some hip hop manages to stand taller than other offerings of the genre. This is such an album.

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Alarm Clock Conspiracy - Harlequin
Review by Gary Hill
The mix of sounds on this disc is pretty wide.

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Jordan Alexander - Take Me Out Tonight (Digital Single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a brand new single from a new artist Jordan Alexander. This kind of pop music isn't really my forte, but she does it with a more genuine texture than a lot of folks do.

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Alpine Camp - The Alpine Camp
Review by Gary Hill
I really wish I had more music to hear with this set.

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Amarachi - All or Nothing
Review by Gary Hill
This set is made up of acoustic rockers with the powerful female vocal performance of Amarachi.

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Amatus - Broken Compass
Review by Gary Hill
It’s easy to just disregard dance music.

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America - Homecoming (Hybrid Multichannel SACD)
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always loved America. I got to see them live once, and they were great.

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American Zen - Level 1 - Peace of Mind
Review by Gary Hill
We're all familiar with Christian rock bands, but American Zen is most likely the first Buddhist rock band you've ever heard. They may well be the only one in existence.
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Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
Review by Gary Hill
Tori Amos always produces quality albums and has never failed to entertain this listener for certain. This album is no exception.

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Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
Review by Gary Hill
This album is yet another wonderful work from Tori Amos. Her style combines wonderful lyrics, that are at times a bit on the gritty side, with music that calls to mind Kate Bush, without copying her.
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Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
Review by Gary Hill
It seems that every album that Tori Amos does is better than the previous release. Considering the quality of her albums, this has to be a difficult task.
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Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls
Review by Gary Hill
What an interesting decision and album this is. Amos this time chooses to record a collection of covers of other musician's songs rather than original material.
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Amusium - French Fries and Caviar
Review by Gary Hill
I like this set. It’s unusual. The music is at times a bit uneven, but the soulful vocals work time and time again.

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Eric Anders - Eleven Nine
Review by Gary Hill
Let me discuss the scope of this review right off the bat. I'm a music journalist. That means that I am going to talk about the music here.

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Miller Anderson - Bluesheart / Chameleon
Review by Gary Hill
The new double disc set features two albums from Miller Anderson (along with a few bonus tracks).

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Monique Angele - Monique Angele
Review by Gary Hill
The vocals are the main thing here. 

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Animal Hands - Animal Hands EP
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve read over the list of this band’s influences on their website and I just don’t hear that matching the music they create.

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Animal Hands - Roaring Girle (CD Single)
Review by Gary Hill
When I reviewed the recent EP from Animal Hands I thought that they showed a lot of promise, but needed to develop more of a unique sound.

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Joel Ansett - The Nature of Us
Review by Gary Hill
This is basically pop music, if you need a short description.

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Anti-Nowhere League - The Cage
Review by Gary Hill
Apparently these guys originally formed in 1980. I had heard the name, but I don’t think I ever really heard them before.

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Anti-Nowhere League - League Style
Review by Gary Hill
The punk scene was definitely tied to (or at least heavily influenced by reggae music). Anti-Nowhere League were apparently big fans of reggae.

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Antigone Rising - Traveling Circus
Review by Gary Hill
If you are a fan of classic rock, this album should be of interest to you. Antigone Gone lays down their own blend that at times calls to mind such diverse acts as Cream, The Allman Brothers, Joan Jett, The Who, The Ramones, the Cranberries and even the Dixie Chicks.
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Antique Scream - Two Bad Dudes
Review by Gary Hill
Although I wouldn’t call this set “great,” I’d say it’s pretty darned good.

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Ape Men - Zero
Review by Gary Hill
This is unusual, but also quite effective. There is a definite punk rock edge, but a lot of electronic music here, too.

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Aradia - Possibilities: Light
Review by Gary Hill
For the most part, I like this set.

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Arc and Stones - Arc and Stones
Review by Gary Hill
This EP from Arc and Stones shows some interesting variety.

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India Arie - Acoustic Soul
Review by Gary Hill
With Acoustic Soul, India Arie has released a very strong debut. She shows that she has a great gift for song writing and musical and vocal performance.
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The Armory - Rediscover
Review by Gary Hill
This album sometimes leans toward heavy metal. It’s probably best described as “alternative rock,” though, whatever that really means.

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Artur U & the New City Limits - Holiday From Eternity
Review by Gary Hill
There is quite a bit of jam band sound in the mix here.

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The Association - The Association
Review by Gary Hill
I first got into the Association when I read that Jon Anderson and Chris Squire were both big fans when they were forming Yes.

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Freddie Atlas - Vain (Digital Single)
Review by Gary Hill
With this single, Freddie Atlas has shown in one piece that he has a lot of talent.

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Freddie Atlas - Wicked Game (digital single)
Review by Diane Hill
Freddie Atlas (aka Frederic Casimir) was born in Canada, but plies his musical trade and hangs his hat in New York City these days.

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Aubergine MACHINE - Hostage (Digital Single)
Review by Gary Hill
This single is from a duo of Ian Carey and Shanti Ellis. The mix of sounds here is quite intriguing.

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Aubergine MACHINE - Call It Fate or Call It Karma (Digital Single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a cover of a song by The Strokes. I hadn’t heard the original before, so I had to check that out before giving this a spin.

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Aubergine MACHINE - Sundown (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
We’ve been reviewing a steady stream of singles from this outfit.

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Aubergine MACHINE - Only (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill

We've been sent numerous singles from this outfit now. All of them are quite solid.


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Louise Aubrey - Late 44
Review by Gary Hill
The easiest comparison here is to Blondie.

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Auburn - Nashville
Review by Gary Hill
The mix of sounds here ranges from jazz and folk to country and rock and roll with some pop music thrown in. The vocals are very artsy.

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Auburn - Mixed Feelings
Review by Gary Hill
The argument could almost be made to land this under progressive rock.

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Auburn - Love and Promises
Review by Gary Hill
The newest disc from Auburn continues their musical exploration.

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Audioscam - Audioscam 3
Review by Gary Hill
This is the third Audioscam release and each of them is different.

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Autopilot - Desert Dreams
Review by Gary Hill
The mix of sounds on this set touches on a lot of things I like at different points.

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Average White Band - Greatest and Latest
Review by Gary Hill
I have to admit that while I am a avid prog and metal fanatic, R & B, soul and especially funk have a special place in my musical tastes. So, Average White Band, the guys responsible for the CLASSIC funk song "Pick Up The Pieces" fit well within that range.
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Hannah Ayrault - Me Right Now
Review by Gary Hill
This is a pop styled album. It’s modern in texture, but still has a bit of a classic texture.

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