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Sally Can’t Dance (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 6)

Lou Reed’s 4th solo studio album built on the success of Transformer, his second album, as well as his first solo live album. Sally Can’t Dance sees the same storytelling narratives getting a more rocking arrangement, with plenty of “punch” … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Rock And Roll Animal (Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 5)

And we come to one of the biggest disappointments in the box set. I know Lou Reed The RCA & Arista Album Collection is meant to recreate the albums as issued, so we aren’t getting the bonus tracks on the … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Berlin (Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 4)

Lou Reed’s third solo album saw a change – it was recorded in New York City as opposed to London, where his first two solo albums were recorded. Did this change the substance of the record? No. Berlin (the album) … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Transformer – Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 3

This is the album Lou Reed would try to live down for many years, most of his career even. I had heard this album years ago but did not have my own copy until I picked up the RCA & … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Lou Reed (Self Titled) Artist Of The Year Lou Reed Part 2

It took a few songs to figure it out. Something was off. The problem wasn’t consistent, but it kept popping up. Not having heard the self-titled debut album by Lou Reed in, like, well, ever, I was certainly eager to … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Lou Reed RCA & Arista Album Collection Box Set (Lou Reed Part 1 – Artist Of The Year Intro)

I saw Lou Reed perform in 2002 at the Bumbershoot festival. He was getting ready to release The Raven, an album consisting of material inspired by or with lyrics taken from the works of Edgar Alan Poe. There were some … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Grace Vanderwaal (Perfectly Imperfect E.P.)

Like many I first heard about Grace Vanderwaal through Facebook. It was a video of her first appearance on “America’s Got Talent” that got a lot of attention. A while later there was another video of her on “America’s Got … Continue reading

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Music Monday: 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory (Dropkick Murphys)

So I picked up Dropkick Murphys new album. And I decided to spring for the deluxe edition. This comes with a 26 page book featuring lyrics, photos and more. I was looking forward to this item. Ultimately I was disappointed … Continue reading

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Music Monday: 10 Teenage Albums

This week’s entry comes courtesy of a Facebook trend I thought was a good idea to turn into a post. Rather than simply have a status update with a list I would flesh it out a little with a sentence … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Hometown Throwdown 19

“Hey, how was your trip to Boston?” I’m glad you asked. While I have traveled to Boston several times, this is my third time going specifically to see the Mighty Mighty Bosstones during their Hometown Throwdown. I am incredibly grateful … Continue reading

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