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2007 Stories by Michael Roberts

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  • Alicia Keys: As I Am

    published December 13, 2007

    Unlike most singers cast in the diva role, who are all about pipes and persona, Alicia Keys is a multifaceted artist adept at songwriting and... More >>

  • Duran Duran: Red Carpet Massacre

    published December 13, 2007

    Sorry, '80s nostalgists, but Duran Duran was never a great band, or even a particularly good one. The boys from Birmingham gained fame as... More >>

  • Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

    published November 29, 2007

    Retro soul's got to be damn fine to justify its existence, since the stuff it's modeled on is readily available for listening pleasure and... More >>

  • Eagles, The Long Road Out of Eden

    published November 22, 2007

    Eagles Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit may all love music, but they don't make it collectively unless there's a mammoth... More >>

  • Coheed and Cambria, No World for Tomorrow

    published November 15, 2007

    So much about Coheed and Cambria's work cries out for ridicule: the '70s-art-rock-derived instrumental wankery, the skyscraping,... More >>

  • Kid Rock, Rock n Roll Jesus

    published November 8, 2007

    Lucky for Kid Rock he's an egomaniacal dipshit, because otherwise his music would be about as memorable as a Molly Hatchet eight-track sans... More >>

  • M.I.A.

    published November 1, 2007

    Mathangi "M.I.A." Arulpragasam's 2005 debut, Arular, got lotsa reviewers hot and bothered, and deservedly so, but only a relative... More >>

  • Hellyeah

    published June 7, 2007

    Former Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul hasn't made much noise of late, and for good reason: His brother and bandmate, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, was... More >>

  • VietNam

    published June 7, 2007

    Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 reportedly financed VietNam's self-titled full-length debut — but don't hold that against singer/songwriter Michael... More >>

  • TV on the Radio

    published April 5, 2007

    TV on the Radio, fronted by Brooklyn artiste Tunde Adebimpe, is simultaneously progressive and regressive -- a forward-looking throwback that's... More >>

  • The Game

    published January 11, 2007

    The Game rose to fame with help from Dr. Dre, who godfathered the 2005 album The Documentary, a smash that featured cameos by 50 Cent. But... More >>

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