Mark Rosen

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  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Big Head Todd and The Monsters Live Monsters (Reprise) The live album is inherently problematic. Some bands that are good in the studio are great on stage, but, when the fire of a stage performance is translated back into the recorded medium, the ...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    XTC Transistor Blast (TVT) In the rarified world of brainy alterna-folk-pop, no absence has been more sharply felt than that of XTC. Six years have passed since the band failed to make a significant impact on American audiences, much to Geffen's c...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Aerosmith A Little South of Sanity (Geffen) Ever wonder what an Aerosmith concert is like? If so, A Little South of Sanity, the band's new live double album, will answer any and all of your questions. You won't be surprised. (That's never been one...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    The Figgs Couldn't Get High... (Absolute A Go Go) The Figgs are rock 'n' roll graybeards by any measure; they've toughed it out on the bar and college circuit for 11 years, been signed and dropped by a major label, and come within spitting distanc...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Various Artists Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous: Songs of Elvis Costello (Rhino) Although it's meant to further illuminate the songwriting genius of Elvis Costello, the uneven, erratic Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous ...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    Sonic Youth A Thousand Leaves (DGC) Unlike any other album Sonic Youth has released in the last decade, A Thousand Leaves has met with surprisingly harsh criticism. What critics once saw as modernist lyrics, revelatory guitar tunings, and meaningf...

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