John Jesitus

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Like most of Westerberg's post-Replacements work, this pair of discs is most listenable when the artist conveys vulnerability without the sappiness he often mistakes for maturity. The curiously named Stereo, essentially a solo project featuring sp...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Throughout Sex, Age & Death, the former Boomtown Rat can't seem to decide whether the state of the world makes him want to kick some ass or curl up and cry. Somewhat surprisingly, the once-prototypical New Wave nihilist is often easier to take whe...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    With Ryan Adams now anointed roots-rock's commercial savior, can Will Hoge's ascension linger far behind? Nothing on this CD hasn't been said before, but the vivid intensity with which the singer expresses himself warrants the wider audience Hoge ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Designed partly to pump up the reputation of Costello's latter-day compositions, these re-releases backfire by facilitating direct comparisons between Declan Patrick McManus at his best and worst. On the "best" side, Aim and Model stand as collect...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Gathered from a series of 1999 shows that featured a who's who of contemporary pickers and twangers, this benefit album is most satisfying when performers address the theme of the concerts indirectly, if at all. A case in point is Patty Griffin's ...

  • 15 years ago | Music News

    Resurrection finds the former voice of Judas Priest wavering between the classic metal stylings for which he's revered in many quarters and more-contemporary touches of the type that have made multimillionaires of malcontents who were still suckin...

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