Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
Miscellaneous news to chew over.
Return to the Sea (Equator)
The Great Destroyer (Sub Pop)
The Jerks Win Again (Merge)
Distance Between (Ultimatum Music)
Are You Passionate? (Reprise)
Bobby Baker's Baby Robots bust Boca a new one
Mark Kozelek, on hiatus from Red House Painters, takes on John Denver and AC/DC
Police have charged the gang known as the Sharks with everything from extortion to kidnapping. Only one charge, against leader Rusty Feder, has stuck.
Investigators are discovering a number of links between beach developers Albert and Dominick Miniaci and Broward underworld figures
April 2-8, 1998