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Albums That Surprised Me: Sing In My Meadow / Cowboy Junkies

Cowboy Junkies surprised me (and others) a little like this once before, when their Live! EP (1992) closed with an arrangement of “Sweet Jane” much different than the hushed recording that helped to make them famous. (That EP also features Margo…

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U2 / Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe “B-sides & Bonus Tracks” Disc)(Archives, 2011)

Real-time review of Disc 5 of the Super Deluxe version of the Achtung, Baby reissue (related: the review of the Kindergarten disc). Ready … set …LADY WITH THE SPINNING HEADThis is not a random choice for the opening track. As Edge has noted, this…

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U2 / Achtung, Baby (Super Deluxe Disc 6: Kindergarten – Alternative Achtung Baby)

Achtung, y’all! In what may be some extended coverage of the reissue of U2’s Achtung, Baby, let’s start with the one audio disc in the Super Deluxe set that is 100% totally unheard by fans until now. This “Kindergarten” or “Baby” disc…

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Tom Waits / Bad As Me (Archives, 2011)

tl,dr: this is a great Tom Waits album. For context, I’m not a diehard — of his “classic” catalog, I only ever bought¬†Nighthawks At The Diner, which was entertaining but not exactly five-star material for my personal taste. However, after…

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Josh Ritter / To The Yet Unknowing World (EP) (Archives, 2011)

Ritter, the 35-year-old troubadour beloved from Idaho to Ireland, hits the road next week, and he’s taking a few boxes of a new tour EP with him. It delivers three outtakes from the So Runs The World Away sessions, two remixes, and…

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Radiohead / The King Of Limbs (Archives, 2011)

(p.s. 2021: Well, that last bit turned out to be wishful thinking. But I still really like that Phil Selway album.) Welcome to a good¬†minor Radiohead album. King Of Limbs is smaller in size — eight songs in 37:29 —…

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