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1998 Stories by Martin Johnson

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  • Reviews

    published December 9, 1998

    Cecil Taylor Quartet Qu'a: Live at the Iridium Vol. 1 (Cadence Jazz) Veteran pianist Cecil Taylor has a reputation for playing... More >>

  • Reviews

    published November 4, 1998

    Pras Ghetto Supastar (Columbia) A solo recording from a member of the best-selling rap group of the '90s should be a piece of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published October 14, 1998

    A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement (Jive) This summer A Tribe Called Quest -- who had brought a unique flair and... More >>

  • Reviews

    published October 7, 1998

    Amy Rigby Middlescence (Koch International) On 1996's Diary of a Mod Housewife, Amy Rigby was pushing 40 and running for her... More >>

  • Reviews

    published September 23, 1998

    Lambchop What Another Man Spills (Merge) Despite a Nashville home and album cover pleas to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame... More >>

  • Reviews

    published August 26, 1998

    Jarboe Anhedoniac (Self-Released) In the short time since the cathartic obliteration of Swans at the beginning of this year,... More >>

  • Reviews

    published August 19, 1998

    Jermaine Dupri Life in 1472 (So So Def) Life in 1472, the debut recording as a frontman of hit producer Jermaine Dupri, is one... More >>

  • Reviews

    published July 22, 1998

    The Monorchid Who Put Out the Fire? (Touch and Go) The existential angst of ineffectual white males is well past new or... More >>

  • Reviews

    published July 1, 1998

    Robert Pollard Waved Out (Matador) After a few dozen albums, EPs, singles, and lineup changes, this much has become clear about... More >>

  • Reviews

    published June 10, 1998

    Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk) (Columbia) It was only a little over a year ago that Jeff Buckley... More >>

  • Reviews

    published May 27, 1998

    Smashing Pumpkins Adore (Virgin) Like Don Quixote and his windmill, the leading lights of alternative rock defined themselves by... More >>

  • Reviews

    published May 6, 1998

    Africa: The Ba-Benzele Pygmies (Rounder) You won't see the artists interviewed on MTV or Charlie Rose. You won't read about them in... More >>

  • Reviews

    published April 29, 1998

    Dar Williams, Ron Sexsmith Palace of Fine Arts Saturday, April 18 In a recent online poll of folk music fans' favorite record of... More >>

  • Reviews

    published April 22, 1998

    Ali Crucial (Island Black Music) As the American art-soul movement continues to gain momentum with acts like the Fugees' Lauryn... More >>

  • Reviews

    published March 18, 1998

    Reverend Horton Heat Space Heater (Interscope) What you need to know about Reverend Horton Heat is that in the early '90s he had... More >>

  • Reviews

    published March 11, 1998

    ... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (Trance Syndicate) ... as well as the trail leading back to their Sonic Youth... More >>

  • Reviews

    published March 4, 1998

    John Lee Hooker The Complete '50s Chess Recordings (MCA/Chess) The blues is food for worms. Dead. Axe-murdered by Buddy Guy,... More >>

  • Reviews

    published February 11, 1998

    The Lox Money, Power & Respect (Bad Boy) These are the things you need to know about the debut album from the Yonkers-based rap... More >>

  • Reviews

    published January 7, 1998

    Erykah Badu Live (Universal) Many of the best black popular musicians consciously attempt to maintain a healthy cynicism toward... More >>

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