Barry Walters

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  • 7 years ago

    While most everyone else is downsizing their sound and overextending their image, Grace Jones returns to the meat market after an extended absence with a massive tsunami of sonic detail matched to an equally finessed and poetic sense of self. Her ...

  • 8 years ago

    Despite the name, Dominique Leone is very much a guy. He’s bearded, thinning on top, and kinda looks like the actor who plays Michael McDonald in the Yacht Rock mockumentaries. The resemblance is appropriate: If he didn’t dump extreme fe...

  • 8 years ago

    Nowadays, anybody can become an armchair Anglophile. Scan the charts, YouTube the videos, study the Wikipedia entries, and any insomniac with a computer might make a better anthology than Rhino's 16-year-spanning 78-track shrine to emphatically En...

  • 9 years ago

    It's their knack for sounding contemporary while twisting vintage genres that's ranked Super Furry Animals among psychedelia's greatest post-Vietnam bands. So it's startling to hear them nail an even trickier feat: reviving early-'70s nostalgia fo...

  • 9 years ago

    "This is the sound of someone losing the plot," Jarvis Cocker sang with characteristic self-awareness on the title track to This Is Hardcore, the notoriously dark 1998 sequel to Pulp's career-capping 1995 U.K. smash Different Class. Eight years la...

  • 10 years ago

    At the heart of all the weirdness that comprises Beck is something stranger: his blankness. He's made it the subject of his art (his attention-grabbing, ostensibly ironic "Loser"), covered it up (his crowd-pleasing, extroverted Odelay), and even t...


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