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Quick Spins: Neil Young, Sum 41 & Trip Wire

By Dan Pavelich Neil Young & Stray Gators Tuscaloosa (Reprise) www.neilyoung.com $18.99 “Tuscaloosa” documents Neil Young’s tour to promote his iconic 1973 record, “Harvest.” Young seems a bit subdued in this eleven-song set, proceeding as if he’s not certain that he’s even performing before the right audience. The band deftly supports Young, with “After The […]

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Quick Spins: Paul McCartney, Thom Yorke & Mike Love

By Dan Pavelich Paul McCartney CHOBA B CCCP (Capitol) www.paulmccartney.com $17.99 With Paul McCartney’s advancing age, it should come as no surprise that he’s getting his musical affairs in order, before the inevitable occurs. As such, we can expect a parade of reissues and deluxe editions of past releases, both solo and with Wings. CHOBA […]

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Quick Spins: Keb’ Mo’, Madonna and the Jonas Brothers

By Dan Pavelich Keb’ Mo’ Oklahoma (Concord) www.kebmo.com $15.99 Keb’ Mo’ may not be a household name, but he is definite confirmation that the blues didn’t die with B.B. King and Willie Dixon. Mo’ is a capable guitarist, but his greatest strength is his chameleon songwriter ability. With one foot deeply planted in the Mississippi […]