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Peppino D'Agostino - Penumbra
Review by Gary Hill
Reviewing an album of acoustic guitar solo piece isn’t the easiest thing to do.

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d.oh - Hole in My Sock
Review by Gary Hill
Although this is all pop music, and mostly modern, it’s tough to lay a more specific descriptive net on it.

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The Dahmers - In the Dead of Night
Review by Gary Hill
There is a type of punk rock that's based around horror music, with groups like The Cramps as practitioners.

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Ian Danter - Prove You Wrong
Review by Gary Hill
So, apparently Ian Danter is a television personality.

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Ian Danter - Second Time Around
Review by Gary Hill
This rocking disc lands in the neighborhood of 80s metal.

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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Great Old Ones
Review by Gary Hill
This CD is a compilation of various songs by The Darkest of The Hillside Thickets that until the disc's release were only available on out of print cassettes with a few others added into to fill out the album. This one comes in and out of print rather frequently, but for the time being is still available.
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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Cthulhu Strikes Back
Review by Gary Hill
Combining punk and metal elements with tongue in cheek lyrics, most of them based on the works of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), this album is very fun, and actually rather spooky at times.

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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Spaceship Zero Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
There are some who will never get the Thickets. Either the group's particular blend of alternative, metal, punk and other sounds will turn them off, or they just will not understand the sense of humor and the macabre (especially HP Lovecraft's mythos) that permeates this band's material.
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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Let Sleeping Gods Lie
Review by Gary Hill
An unusual concept, this collection of insanity from Darkest of the Hillside Thickets was assembled for use with the new version of the Call of Cthulhu. In keeping with that concept, the back cover actually includes rules on how game play is changed by the playing of various songs.
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The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - The Dukes of Alhazred
Review by Gary Hill

I've been a big fan of this band for years. Their tongue-in-cheek, H.P. Lovecraft dominated brand of punky hard rock is always fun.


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The Darkness - Pinewood Smile
Review by Larry Toering
The Darkness have been around long enough to catch one thing or another about them, but their latest release Pinewood Smile brings them closer to the attention of many who’ve just been curious up to this point.
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Dave and Sugar - Greatest Hits / New York Wine & Tennessee Shine
Review by Gary Hill
This is a "two albums on one CD" reissue from Dave and Sugar. I don't really remember this act.

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John David & The Jerks - I Love You Means I’m Lucky
Review by Gary Hill

Old school rock and roll, folk, country and more are the main elements on this set. That said, there are moments that even work toward modern alternative rock based stuff and early Pink Floyd.


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Dave Davies - Rippin’ Up Time
Review by Gary Hill
This is kind of an odd review. It seems to have two potential audiences.

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Dave Davies - Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery
Review by Gary Hill
This live album from Dave Davies kind of features what you’d expect.

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Miles Davis - The Miles Davis Quintet - All of You: The Last Tour, 1960 Box Set
Review by Gary Hill
This is a four CD box set. It’s got some great performances from the final tour of the Miles Davis Quintet with John Coltrane.

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Spencer Davis Group - Keep on Running: The Collection
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always liked the Spencer Davis Group.

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Spencer Day - Daybreak
Review by Gary Hill
Here we get an album that really feels like it belongs in a different era.

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The Dead Boys - Still Snotty: Young, Loud & Snotty At 40
Review by Gary Hill
I've always been a big fan of the original Young, Loud & Snotty album.  Has it been 40 years already? That's so hard to believe.

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Philippe DeBarge with The Pretty Things - Rock St. Trop
Review by Gary Hill

This is an intriguing album. It was recorded in 1969, but released only recently.


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Deep C Divers - Making Waves
Review by Gary Hill

If you dig old school sounding, high energy pop rock, you will find plenty to like here. The range of the music is fairly wide.


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Deep Purple - The Early Years
Review by Bruce Stringer
At just under 78 minutes, EMI's first CD compilation of the much-underrated Mark I line-up sees a bold collection taken from Deep Purple's first 3 LPs remastered with astounding clarity and a song collection that confirms the pioneering integrity of the fore fathers of British heavy metal.
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Deep Purple - Burn 30th Anniversary Remaster
Review by Bruce Stringer
With the departure of vocalist Ian Gillan and bass player Roger Glover, the remaining members of Deep Purple enlisted the talents of Trapeze vocalist/ bassist Glenn Hughes to fill part of the void, however the role of vocalist continued to elude them.
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Deep Purple - Live in Stuttgart 1993
Review by Gary Hill
I can’t recommend this live recording enough.

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Deep Purple - Live at NEC 1993
Review by Gary Hill
Deep Purple has a lot of jam band built into the musical picture.

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Deep Purple - Live in California 74
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always been a big fan of the Burn album.

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Deep Purple - Purpendicular (Reissue)
Review by Gary Hill
This new reissue of Purpendicular includes two bonus tracks.

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Deep Purple - Graz 1975
Review by Gary Hill
If you like this version of Deep Purple (guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice) you must own this.

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Mike Delledera Band - Wakeupsidedowntown
Review by Gary Hill
Jam band would be one way to describe this band.

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Delta Deep - Delta Deep
Review by Gary Hill
So, you’ve never heard of Delta Deep? There’s a really good chance you’ve heard of some of the people involved in the group.

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Delta Deep - East Coast Live
Review by Gary Hill

Phil Collen of Def Leppard assembled this band. The other members of the group are Rob DeLeo, Forrest Robinson and Debbi Blackwell-Cook.  


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Chris DeMarco - Genetic Marker
Review by Gary Hill
This disc has a lot of strong music. There are a couple mis-steps, too. Personally, I think it's a case where less would have been more.

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Terry Derosier - Thunderin’ Down the Road
Review by Gary Hill

Folk music along with country are the prevailing winds on this disc. Terry Derosier's brand of music is based firmly in a folk rock style, but there really is a southern tilt to it in a lot of ways.


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Derringer - Complete Blue Sky Albums 1976-1978
Review by Gary Hill
By the time Rick Derringer formed the band that went by his last name he quite an impressive history. He had been part of The McCoys when they had their big hit "Hang On Sloopy."

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Rick Derringer - Joy Ride: Solo Albums 1973-1980
Review by Gary Hill

This four CD set is a great package. It comes in a nice box and includes four separate CDs, each a full album from Rick Derringer.  


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The Michael Des Barre Band - Hot N’ Sticky Live
Review by Gary Hill
I like Michael Des Barres.

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Detective - Live from The Atlantic Studios
Review by Gary Hill
This new release is a live album from Detective. It was originally released as a promo album, part of a series of live promo discs.

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Detective - It Takes One To Know One
Review by Gary Hill
I remember buying this years ago on vinyl. I'm a Yes fanatic, so the fact that Tony Kaye was in the band meant I had to have it for my collection.

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Devi - Heart Stone
Review by Gary Hill
This lands in the neighborhood of a lot of the modern female pop music out there. That style (like most modern pop music) suffers from over-production and synthetic elements.

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Alex Di Leo - So We Go
Review by Gary Hill

This an effective and accessible collection of songs. There are a number of pieces that land in modern pop territory.


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Little Diamonds - New Orleans Bound
Review by Gary Hill
There is a real roots music movement these days. This is likely to appeal to that crowd.

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Direct Divide - Bridges
Review by Gary Hill
I very nearly put this one in heavy metal. A lot of it lands in the epic metal category.

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Dirty Hearts - General Bitterness and Inner-City Moonshine
Review by Gary Hill

There is something to be said about bands that play solid, no frills rock and roll. This is one such act.


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D.O.A. - Hard Rain Falling
Review by Gary Hill
I always like DOA’s brand of punk rock.

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D.O.A. - Fight Back
Review by Gary Hill

This brand new album from D.O.A. is among their best. They are angry, and their music is on fire.


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Dog Faced Gods - Stoned Council
Review by Gary Hill
I have to make one thing perfectly clear. This review in no way supports or condones the usage of illegal substances. That said, I doubt very much that Dog Faced Gods could say the same thing.
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Doghouse Swine - Fearless
Review by Gary Hill
I love music that combines different sounds to create something unique.

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Fats Domino - Thrillin’ in Philly: Live 1973
Review by Gary Hill
So many people point to Elvis Presley as the founding father of rock and roll. Personally, I’ve always felt that the originators were people like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino.

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The Tomas Doncker Band - This Is the Tomas Doncker Band’s Howlin’ Wolf EP
Review by Gary Hill
What a killer set this is! It’s part blues, part R & B and part rock.

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The Tomas Doncker Band - Big Apple Blues
Review by Gary Hill
This has a real classic sound. Most of the time it lands in blues, but there is quite a bit of variety within that heading.

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The Tomas Doncker Band - Church Is Burning Down (single)
Review by Gary Hill
This is the new single from Tomas Doncker. I reviewed his last disc previously at Music Street Journal.

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The Tomas Doncker Band - The Mess We Made
Review by Gary Hill
This album is very much a message kind of release.

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Sarah Donner - This Is A Pegasus
Review by Gary Hill
This is a fairly artsy set. It works quite well, too.

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Donoma - Falling Forward
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite a cool release. This band has an alternative rock edge.

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Doobie Brothers - Live at Wolf Trap
Review by Gary Hill
This live recording from the Doobie Brothers is quite strong.

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Lamont Dozier - Reimagination
Review by Gary Hill

You might not recognize the name Lamont Dozier immediately, unless you pay attention to songwriting credits. Lamont Dozier was part of a songwriting team known as "Dozier Holland Dozier."


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Dr. Hadley - Premium Sound System
Review by Gary Hill
This album features strong alternative sounds with many diverse influences. Premium Sound System is a very listenable CD.
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The Droogs - Young Gun
Review by Gary Hill

These guys originally formed in the early 1970, with a sound derived from psychedelia and garage band texture of the 1960s. This is their newest disc and really has a great fuzz-driven texture.


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The Drovers - Little High Sky Show
Review by Gary Hill
 This Chicago band, formed in 1988, is a nice combination of Celtic rock, progressive rock, and deadhead music. The personnel on this 1995 album are Paul Bradley, Sean Cleland, David Callahan, and Mike Kirkpatrick with several backing musicians.
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Drunksouls - Just Before Chaos
Review by Gary Hill
This is a compilation album from a group described as a French reggae outfit.

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Dry Reef - Daychange
Review by Gary Hill

If you sat down and listened to this album without any pre-knowledge, you'd probably suspect that this band is based on some tropical island paradise. The truth is that they hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that is.


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Anton Du Preez - Be Bold
Review by Gary Hill
Anton Du Preez is quite talented. You don't have to listen to much of this set to get that.

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Mark Duda - Month of Sundays
Review by Gary Hill
This isn't the most original thing I've heard. That's for certain.

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Duende Libre - Drift
Review by Gary Hill

I knocked around the idea of landing this album under "progressive rock." We generally put fusion there.


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The Duke - My Kung Fu Is Good
Review by Gary Hill
Rich Ward is The Duke. Ward is also better known for his work in metal bands Stuck Mojo and Fozzy. While this disc shows off some minor metal leanings, it is certainly not going to be confused with an album by either of those outfits.
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Hope Dunbar - Three Black Crows
Review by Gary Hill

This is a cool disc. I would say that Hope Dunbar's biggest strength is her ability to write great lyrics.


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Maria Dunn - Piece by Piece
Review by Gary Hill
There is some great music here.

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Brian Dunne - Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements
Review by Gary Hill

With the bulk falling somewhere in the country and folk category, this album is built around a lot of Americana. I suppose "singer songwriter" would be the most apt description, but that's only so specific.


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Dust of Days - Analog Mind Bender
Review by Gary Hill

This album is a bit uneven, but it has some real peaks.


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Dynamos - Knowledge (CD Single)
Review by Gary Hill

If you dig bouncy, driving kind of pop rock with a lot of old school blues rock in the mix, you will like this new single. It's a cool tune with so much character and "oomph" built into it.  


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