Take Cover

Patti Smith offers a beacon of light in '07's slew of dismal tributes

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Misc. Reviews

If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: The Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder: Punk & New Wave.

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Various Artists

Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From the British Empire and Beyond (Rhino)

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PJ Harvey

Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island)

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Words' Worth

Patti Smith helped kick-start punk in the '70s with the seminal albums Easter and Horses, but the music's revivalist fervor and Smith's distinctive voice,…

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Hear This

Beth Lisick Ordeal Mouth Almighty wanted her. But like most major labels, the fledgling spoken-word offshoot of Mercury Records was clueless. They said, “You're…

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My Brilliant Career

Kristin Hersh Strange Angels (Rykodisc) Kristin Hersh isn't clever. She doesn't play with cerebral wit or wily rhyme. Hersh sings from the gut; brilliant…

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Night Crawler

“For beauty is nothing/ But the beginning of terror, which we are just able to endure,/ And we are so awed because it serenely…

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