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Carrington MacDuffie - Only an Angel
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite an intriguing EP. It’s very much set in an Americana style with the predominating sounds here based on country music.
 

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Pete Macleod - Rolling Stone
Review by Gary Hill
Looking just to the album proper, this is nearly perfect.

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Madonna - Ray of Light
Review by Gary Hill
In the interview that appeared on this site last month (see the interview archives - or check out the audio of that interview in the members area), Dave Brock mentioned the title track to this album as being space rock, so I decided to run this review.
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Madside - Madside
Review by Gary Hill
If you like alternative rock, nu metal or other recent forms of hard edged music, you probably should give these guys a try.
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Paul Maged - Diamonds and Demons
Review by Gary Hill
Punk and good old fashioned hard rock merge on this. 

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The Magic Lightnin’ Boys - The Magic Lightnin’ Boys
Review by Gary Hill
These guys really manage to bring the classic kind of hard rocking sound and make it their own.

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Magna-Fi - Burn Out The Stars
Review by Gary Hill
I got this CD as part of my coverage of the bands that will be performing at Ozzfest. As much as I like heavy metal, there is usually a certain sameness to the vast majority of the bands that perform there.
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The Magnifiers - For the People
Review by Gary Hill
I suppose the big story here is the lineup of this band. The group is made up of four Chicago siblings ranging in age from 10 to 17.

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Jonathan Bannon Maher - The Fallout of Love (Digital Single)
Review by Gary Hill
I like this a lot. It’s pretty solid pop rock music, but there are other things going on here.

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The Mailman’s Children - Spiders We Eat
Review by Gary Hill
I suppose you could call this alternative rock, but there is quite a bit going on here.

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Henry Mancini - Mancini in the Sixties: Two Classic Film Soundtracks
Review by Gary Hill
I've always enjoyed Henry Mancini's soundtrack work. Sure, it's often a bit on the light side of the musical spectrum.

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Harvey Mandel - Snake Box
Review by Gary Hill
This is a massive set.

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Manilow - Cease and Desist
Review by Gary Hill
There are only four songs on this EP, but there is a lot of variety.

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Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers - Twisted Tales
Review by Gary Hill
Roy Rogers is a slide guitar expert and Ray Manzarek was the keyboard genius behind the Doors.

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Chrystyna Marie - Loaded Gun
Review by Gary Hill
I absolutely love this EP. My only complaint is that I wish there was more of it.

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Frank Marino - and Mahogany Rush-Eye of the Storm
Review by Gary Hill
There were two predominant views of Frank Marino in the '70s. The first was that he fit into the guitar hero group of such people as Pat Travers, Ted Nugent, and Robin Trower

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Frank Marino - and Mahogany Rush - Real LIVE!
Review by Bruce Stringer
Almost 2 years ago MSJ published an exclusive interview with Canadian rock legend Frank Marino concerning his upcoming live album, which at that very time - literally - Frank was editing.
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Jason Masi - Power of a Woman
Review by Gary Hill
There is a real retro, classic soul element to this. That works really well.

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Hugh Masterson - Lost + Found
Review by Gary Hill
This is the kind of set that gets into your ear and just won't let go. It's a roots music based excursion that's very effective. 

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Joe Matera - Terra Firma
Review by Gary Hill
This is a good album. It’s got some cool songs.

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Nathan Mathes - Anajune Rival
Review by Jason Hillenburg
Nathan Mathes, a Wisconsin based singer/songwriter with a handful of self-released collections to his credit, has released his latest effort, Anajune Rival.

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Max Fite - Shake It On Down
Review by Gary Hill

This EP is an intriguing release. It has a lot of alternative rock along with roots music and more.


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John Mayall - and the Blues Breakers - Road Dogs
Review by Gary Hill
John Mayall is without question a legend. The man has been making blues for more years than a lot of musicians around today have been alive.
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John Mayall - and the Bluesbreakers – Stories/Road Dogs/In the Palace of the King
Review by Gary Hill
This three CD set is a great value and allows fans to get three killer John Mayall albums in one place.

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Mazz XT - At the Brink of Eternity
Review by Gary Hill

I dig this hard rocking set. The mix of sounds lands in the vicinity of alternative rock, but there is metal, punk and more here.


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Andrew McCutcheon - Out of the Lion`s Mouth
Review by Gary Hill
This CD is the debut for both McCutcheon as a solo artist and Plum Meat as a label. It is a very pleasing EP that combines varied `60`s influences with modern leanings
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Andrew McCutcheon - Second Sun
Review by Gary Hill
On this, his second CD, McCutcheon shows a different side of himself musically. Still firmly rooted in the sounds of the `60`s and `70`s, this release seems to take on more modern alternative sounds as well.
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Julia McDonald - Gravity
Review by Gary Hill
Julia McDonald is talented. There is nothing in this set that I would call "weak."

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Kenny McGee - Kenny McGee
Review by Brian Angotti
From the "where are they now files" we find Kenny McGee, a soulful vocalist and the mastermind behind the band Julliet.
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Jimmy McIntosh - Jimmy McIntosh And...
Review by Gary Hill
If you like guitar music, you really should give this a try. 

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Big Jay McNeely - Blowin' Down the House - Big Jay's Latest & Greatest
Review by Gary Hill
This album is a classy set. I'm not blown away by everything here, but it works reasonably well.

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David McWilliams - Lord Offaly
Review by Gary Hill
This is a new reissue of an album from 1972. I like the blend of folk music and mellow rock on this set.

           


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The Meatmen - Savage Sagas from the Meatmen
Review by Gary Hill
There is a definite link between hardcore punk and metal.

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Medicine Hat - Blood and Bone
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite an intriguing set. It calls to mind things like the Rolling Stones most often, but it moves into full country territory, modern alternative rock stylings and more.

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Michael Medley - Christmas Piano-We Three...
Review by Gary Hill
 Michael Medley (who although not a household name, has done 5 recordings, including a live video) released this CD of solo piano Christmas songs several years ago.
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The Metronomad - Opening Doors
Review by Gary Hill
This is a pretty cool set. It has a lot of folk in the mix, but there is more here, too – from jazz to alternative rock and more..

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Midwest Soul Xchange - New American Century
Review by Gary Hill
I dig the blend of classic sounds on this beast.

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Missing Persons - Missing in Action
Review by Gary Hill
I always liked Missing Persons.

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Keith Allan Mitchell - This Clumsy World
Review by Gary Hill
This is a good album with some moments that are much better than that.

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MKRV - W.A.Y.
Review by Gary Hill
This is a Russian duo, and they play some pretty great music.

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Joey Molland - Return to Memphis
Review by Gary Hill
Joey Molland’s greatest claim to fame is arguably his tenure as the guitarist in Badfinger. 

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Joey Molland - Joe Molland – This Way Up
Review by Gary Hill
First off, this album is actually released under the name “Joe Molland.”

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Joey Molland - Demo’s Old and New
Review by Gary Hill
Joey Molland is probably best known for his work in Badfinger.

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Molly Hatchet - Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge
Review by Mike Korn
After more than 30 years of riding the highways of America and elsewhere and a year full of tragedy and trial, Jacksonville Florida's Molly Hatchet release a defining album that stands as a kind of Southern rock mission statement.
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The Mollys - Hat Trick
Review by Gary Hill
The description "Irish stew spiced with jalapenos"(No Depression No. 3 Jan/Feb 1998) has been applied to this band, and it seems to fit quite well. T
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MonaLisa Twins - When We’re Together
Review by Gary Hill
So, if you liked a lot of the music of the 1960s, you will probably like this outfit.

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MonaLisa Twins - Play Beatles and More
Review by Gary Hill
I like MonaLisa Twins a lot. So, I was looking forward to this set of covers.

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Money For The Toll - Do`s Cup Of Tea
Review by Gary Hill
This release is a live recording of the band Money For The Toll. The music on this album is hard-edged rock with solid prog elements.
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Monks of Mellonwah - Ghost Stories
Review by Gary Hill
This EP definitely borders on progressive rock.

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Monks of Mellonwah - Afraid to Die
Review by Gary Hill
When I reviewed their previous EP in the last issue of Music Street Journal I remarked that I’d like to hear more from these guys.

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Monks of Mellonwah - Turn the People
Review by Gary Hill
These guys have done a very smart thing.

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The James Montgomery Blues Band - The James Montgomery Blues Band
Review by Gary Hill
This is quite a strong album. The brand of blues here is decidedly electric.

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Gary Moore - Live at Bush Hall 2007
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve always been a big fan of Gary Moore’s brand of rocking blues (or bluesy rock, depending on the song).

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Vinnie Moore - Aerial Visions
Review by Gary Hill
This instrumental set has a lot of blues edge to it.

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Moors & McCumber - Pandemonium
Review by Gary Hill
Moors & McCumber is a duo, and they land in the territory of mellow music.

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Sarah Morris - Ordinary Things
Review by Gary Hill
The blend of sounds on here is quite cool.

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Bobbie Morrone - Best I Can Be EP
Review by Gary Hill
This EP is quite cool. I really wish there was more music here.

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Ken Will Morton - All’s Fair in Love and War
Review by Gary Hill
There is a lot of great music here. That said, this isn’t an entirely successful disc.

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Motörhead - Aftershock
Review by Gary Hill
We’ve all heard the stories of cancelled gigs.

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Motörhead - 1916
Review by Gary Hill
This might not be an obvious choice, but for me 1916 is one of the better Motorhead albums.

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Motörhead - March Ör Die
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of the 1992 album.

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Mountain - Eruption
Review by Gary Hill
This live collection is a good album that probably could have been a great one. I have read reviews where people have full on trashed this one.
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Kathy Muir - Book Cover Judge
Review by Gary Hill
Country music, folk, blues and more combine on this disc.

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The Multi-Coloured Shades - The Lost Tapes (vinyl)
Review by Gary Hill
This new 10-inch vinyl disc is cool. It's on red vinyl and has two songs on each side. That makes it land in the 20-minute range.

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Mumford and Sons - Wilder Mind
Review by Laura Turner
The long awaited Mumford and Sons CD finds that the group dropped their original banjo sound we all know and went all electric.

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Chris Murphy - Surface to Air
Review by Gary Hill
There is a lot of roots music in the mix here, country, folk and more.

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Chris Murphy - Red Mountain Blues
Review by Gary Hill
There is a big roots music revolution underway these days.

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Chris Murphy - The Tinker's Dream
Review by Gary Hill
Celtic music and country music are surely kissing cousins. All you have to do is to listen to some down-home old school country to make that clear.

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Chris Murphy - Hard Bargain
Review by Gary Hill
I like Chris Murphy. I've reviewed a number of his albums in the past. I like this set, too, but not as much.

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Peter Murphy - Wild Birds Live Tour
Review by Gary Hill
Probably Peter Murphy is best known as the singer for Bauhaus.

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My Politic - Anchor
Review by Gary Hill
There’s a big movement toward roots music right now. It’s not quite what you’d call “the thing,” but it’s certainly trendy.

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My Ruin - Speak and Destroy
Review by Gary Hill
My Ruin is Tairrie B.'s newest project. Tairrie got her start as a rapper and went on to be in bands Manhole and Tura Satana. She is joined on this project by a host of musicians.
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My Silent Bravery - Got It Going On (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
The main man behind My Silent Bravery is Matthew Wade. With this new single he has produced an energetic cut that belongs on pop radio.

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My Son the Bum - Follow Me Like Me (feat. Brian Kroll)
Review by Gary Hill
There are quite a few elements of progressive rock that show up on this set.

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My Woshin Mashin - Evil Must Die
Review by Gary Hill
First, it has to be stated that this outfit should get some bonus points for that band name.

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A. C. Myles - Reconsider Me
Review by Gary Hill
You could say that this is a solid pop rock album.

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Mystic Pete - BassPop
Review by Gary Hill
There is a lot of electronic music in the mix here.

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