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1996 Stories by Roni Sarig

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  • Rotation

    published December 5, 1996

    Mazzy Star Among My Swan Capitol All the music on Among My Swan sounds the same to me -- post-alternative lullabies for people... More >>

  • Hum Along with Marshall

    published November 21, 1996

    Any fan of quality-tested singer/songwriters is obligated to reserve a little empathy for Marshall Crenshaw. If the sky is truly for the stars --... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 14, 1996

    Linda Perry In Flight Rockstar/Interscope "Simplify, don't amplify" is Linda Perry's mantra these days. On her solo debut, In... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 24, 1996

    Counting Crows Recovering the Satellites DGC Back in 1994, when Counting Crows' "Mr. Jones" was suffocating the airwaves and... More >>

  • Rotation

    published October 3, 1996

    Yo La Tengo Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo Matador Odds-and-ends compilations rarely feature a band's best work, but surely that's... More >>

  • Rotation

    published September 12, 1996

    Pearl Jam No Code Epic Eddie Vedder's extended vacation from touring -- and just about every other responsibility of rock... More >>

  • Rotation

    published September 5, 1996

    Pete Droge and the Sinners Find a Door American Pete Droge is a moody sort with a talent for devising simple, pleasant-sounding... More >>

  • Rotation

    published August 22, 1996

    Screaming Trees Dust Epic Screaming Trees have never really benefited from their Seattle affiliation; this could explain why the... More >>

  • Rap of Ages Inc.

    published July 25, 1996

    Who would have thought it? A middle-aged white guy responsible for this summer's premier live rap show? Unlikely, but true: House of Blues, the... More >>

  • It's a Happening!

    published July 18, 1996

    Here's what you've already been told about the H.O.R.D.E. festival: it's the neo-hippie Lollapalooza; it's something for Deadheads to do this... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 18, 1996

    Beck Odelay DGC Beck Hansen's 1994 breakthrough lo-fi single "Loser" begged an interesting question: one-hit wonder, or new... More >>

  • Rotation

    published July 4, 1996

    Butthole Surfers Electriclarryland Capitol There are CDs in the Butthole Surfers' catalog that are overpowering in their... More >>

  • Rotation

    published June 20, 1996

    Clandestine The Ale Is Dear Clandestine Houston's Celtic-music community may be approaching critical mass. Sooner or later, a... More >>

  • Weird Without Choice

    published May 23, 1996

    Before each tour, the five bandmates in the Iowa-born, San Francisco-bred Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 gather together and choose the songs... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 23, 1996

    Soundgarden Down on the Upside A&M Why is it that while many of Seattle's sons of grunge have dropped down a gear (Pearl Jam),... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 16, 1996

    The Jesus Lizard Shot Capitol I don't care if, with this CD, Chicago's the Jesus Lizard has moved away from longtime indie... More >>

  • Rotation

    published May 9, 1996

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Murder Ballads Reprise In the past, I've never much cared for Nick Cave. It always seemed to me that... More >>

  • Rotation

    published February 15, 1996

    Gin Blossoms Congratulations I'm Sorry A&M The Gin Blossoms lost more than they realized when founding guitarist Doug Hopkins... More >>

  • Rotation

    published February 8, 1996

    Ben Folds Five Ben Folds Five Passenger/Caroline In the true tradition of the guitar hero comes pianist Ben Folds, leader... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 18, 1996

    UB40 The Best of UB40, Volumes 1 and 2 Virgin As Britain's largely white ambassadors of dub, UB40 have always been crippled, to... More >>

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