Album Reviews – 50th Edition

Patti Smith challenges the artistic limits of the punk movement, Elvis Costello polishes his cannon of vitriol, David Bowie finds his artistic footing, and The Cure explore the poppiest side of post-punk.

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Album Reviews – 45th Edition

Arcade Fire takes another unproductive dive into the well of synthpop, Lou Reed finds a rather distinctive songwriting style in the bleak reporting of the destructive life of a couple, David Bowie creates and kills a rock and roll myth during the course of an album, and Iggy Pop emerges out of the wreckage of The Stooges’ implosion in the most unexpected way possible.

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