Morrissey's not gone — he's back, better than ever.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>
For hardcore Morrissey fans, especially those of us in South Florida, 2007 was somewhat emotionally tumultuous. First, he played an amazing summer show here, in support of Ringleader of the Tormenters -- good (in spite of the cruel heat). Except the show was at the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca ... More >>
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (Epic)
Being in a band can be a family affair. Ask these Canadians.
Ringleader of the Tormentors (Sanctuary/Attack)
Glam, bam, thank you, ma'am! The New York Dolls are back -- at least the ones that aren't dead.
Reel Big Fish
Live at Earls Court (Attack)
In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote
Yours, Mine, & Ours (Ashmont)
Together again for the very first time: It's Sewing Circle Sue!
With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not
Get Ready (London/Reprise/Warner)
Love Is Here (Capitol)
Local groups pool their gloom for a tribute to Joy Division and New Order