compilation Archive

Album Review: Al Stewart – Songs on the Radio

By most any reasonable measure, Al Stewart is not a singles artist. Though the Glasgow-born singer-songwriter has had a long and creatively fertile musical career, his primary artistic vehicle has […]

Album Review: Neon Leon – 1979-84 Singles Collection

Here’s one out of left field. I’ll admit a complete lack of knowledge of Neon Leon, but even a few seconds into “Rock ‘N Roll is Alive,” the opening track […]

Album Review: Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2

Indie by definition and indie in spirit, Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2 is a compilation featuring Asheville musical artists. Curated, sponsored and put together by community radio station AshevilleFM […]

Album Review: Shiva Burlesque – Mercury Blues + Skullduggery

Independent Project Records continues its dazzling campaign of thoughtfully curated compilation/reissue releases with Mercury Blues + Skullduggery, a 21-track set of music from L.A.-based Shiva Burlesque. With a sound vaguely […]

Album Review: The Ophelias — Bare Bodkin

From a musical perspective, psychedelia’s heyday was the period between the mid- and late 1960s. The style’s influence, however, has endured since then in the form of various artists’ reinterpretation […]

Boxed Set Review: Syd Barrett – The Solo Works of Syd Barrett

The life and music of Syd Barrett have long fascinated music buffs. The founder of Pink Floyd, Barrett was its leader, primary songwriter and public face. But less than a […]

Album Review: Collective Soul – 7even Year Itch

Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul rose to prominence in the early ‘90s with the breakout success of their debut album, Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. Against the backdrop of […]

Musoscribe’s Best of 2023: Archival

Reissues, compilations and archival releases are of particular interest here at Musoscribe World HQ. And this year has seen a bumper crop of excellent titles in these categories. Here are […]

Boxed Set Review: Winger – Chapter One: Atlantic Years 1988-1993 (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… Winger (1988) Shimmering acoustic guitar opens “Madalaine,” and a hard-rock yowl leads the full band into the arrangement. That tune sets the tone, and Winger never […]

Boxed Set Review: Winger – Chapter One: Atlantic Years 1988-1993 (Part 1 of 2)

One of the most high-profile musical movements of the late 1980s and early-to-mid ‘90s was what is now called (somewhat disparagingly) “hair metal.” Characterized in equal measure by the arrangement […]