Album Reviews Index

2020 Releases

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2017 Releases

2016 Releases

2015 Releases

2014 Releases

2013 Releases

2013 was a great year. I reviewed a total of 45 albums (way more than I was anticipating when I started reviewing contemporary releases back in March), and I was impressed by a surprisingly high percentage of them. I even handed out a couple of 5-star ratings, and I told myself at the beginning of the year that it was something I would never do. Well, obviously things can change. Generally speaking, my reviews tend to be positive, since if I don’t like something, I don’t want to spend the time or energy reviewing it. The exception is when it is an album that is highly anticipated or from a high-profile artist and I feel like it is an album I “should” review, though obviously I just review what I feel like at this point.

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Reviews Coming Soon

Review Queue

  • Eagles – Hotel California [40th Anniversary Expanded Edition] (November 24, 2017)
  • Ramones – Rocket to Russia [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (November 24, 2017)
  • R.E.M. – Automatic for the People [25th Anniversary Edition] (November 10, 2017)
  • Stone Temple Pilots – Core [Super Deluxe] (September 29, 2017)
  • The Verve – Urban Hymns [Super Deluxe] (September 1, 2017)
  • Ramones – Leave Home [Deluxe] (July 21, 2017)
  • Prince and The Revolution – Purple Rain [Deluxe Expanded Edition] (June 23, 2017)
  • Ice Cube – Death Certificate [25th Anniversary Edition] (June 9, 2017)
  • R.E.M. – Out of Time [Deluxe] (November 18, 2016)
  • Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger [Super Deluxe] (November 18, 2016)
  • Ramones – Ramones [Deluxe] (September 9, 2016)
  • The Verve – A Northern Soul [Deluxe] (September 9, 2016)
  • The Verve – A Storm in Heaven [Deluxe] (September 9, 2016)
  • Fleetwood Mac – Tusk [Expanded] (December 4, 2015)
  • The Velvet Underground – Loaded [Re-Loaded] (October 30, 2015)
  • Led Zeppelin – Coda [Deluxe] (July 31, 2015)
  • Led Zeppelin – In Through the Out Door [Deluxe] (July 31, 2015)
  • Led Zeppelin – Presence [Deluxe] (July 31, 2015)
  • Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti [Deluxe] (February 24, 2015)
  • The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground [Super Deluxe] (November 24, 2014)
  • Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy [Deluxe] (October 28, 2014)
  • The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat [Super Deluxe] (December 9, 2013)
  • R.E.M. – Green [Deluxe] (May 14, 2013)
  • Fleetwood Mac – Rumours [Super Deluxe] (January 28, 2013)
  • Eric Clapton – Slowhand [Super Deluxe] (December 18, 2012)
  • The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico [Super Deluxe] (October 30, 2012)
  • R.E.M. – Document [Deluxe] (September 25, 2012)
  • Nirvana – Nevermind [Super Deluxe] (September 26, 2011)
  • R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant [Deluxe] (July 12, 2011)
  • R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction [Deluxe] (July 12, 2010)
  • Nirvana – Bleach [Deluxe] (November 3, 2009)
  • R.E.M. – Reckoning [Deluxe] (June 23, 2009)
  • Pearl Jam – Ten [Legacy] (March 24, 2009)
  • R.E.M. – Murmur [Deluxe] (November 25, 2008)
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