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Album Review: Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love (SACD)

Dedicated fans of 1970s rock know that Alice Cooper means two different things: there’s the vocalist born Vincent Furnier, and there’s the group he fronted from the late 1960s (when they were known as The Spiders) through 1973. Though post-’73 albums were released bearing the name Alice Cooper, those (with the exception of 1974’s Greatest

Album Review: Billy Joel — Streetlife Serenade (Hybrid Multichannel SACD)

I never bought Billy Joel‘s rock persona. I simply can’t stand the bulk of his Glass Houses era work; it feels forced and insincere to me. His earlier stints in The Hassles and Atilla notwithstanding, Joel has never been a rocker. He’s a troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a piano man, if you will. And a damn

Album Review: Sade — Love is Stronger Than Pride

Love is Stronger Than Pride, the third album from Sade (the band named after lead vocalist Sade Adu) was a commercial juggernaut on its original 1988 release, yielding four hit singles in eight months, three of which made the US charts. With its recent reissue, now seems as good a time as any to review