Reviews Archive

19 Jul 2020

A Second Listen: The Queen is Dead, The Smiths

There are those who think the Smiths saved rock ‘n’ roll, those who put them up on pedestals as one of the greatest bands of the 1980s and those who worship at the altar of Morrissey and
12 Jul 2020

‘Making Movies,’ Dire Straits

Making Movies is Dire Straits’ third album and features one of the most boring LP covers of the decade (see right). For the group, the third time seemed to be a charm. Their first album, 1978’s self-titled
20 Jun 2020

The Mona Lisa’s Sister – Graham Parker (1988)

Graham Parker could be described as the poor man’s Elvis Costello. While Costello boasts five Top 20 albums in the United States and 11 Top 10 albums in the U.K., Parker managed only two albums that grazed