Category Archives: Stylus

Breathe with me: the Prodigy, collected

Wrote this glowing review of the Prodigy’s hits+ comp for Stylus in 2006. And fortunately, they rebounded after this. Check out last year’s No Tourists, which may be their strongest since Fat of the Land. The Prodigy easily had more … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favorite things: Jodeci

[One of the longest reviews I wrote for Stylus, on 2005 greatest hits albums by Jodeci and K-Ci and JoJo. Originally published 7/06/05.] The key to Jodeci, as K-Ci & JoJo’s output has shown us, wasn’t K-Ci Hailey, nor was it … Continue reading

Posted in 1990s, favorite things, R&B, reviews, Stylus, Uncategorized

These are a few of my favorite things: on McCartney

[Originally published 2/5/07 at Stylus Magazine. The video, notably, stars John Hurt. RIP.] Stylus Magazine’s Seconds column examines those magic moments that arise when listening to a piece of music that strikes that special chord inside. That pounding drum intro; a … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, favorite things, pop, Stylus

These are a few of my favorite things: on Journey

[Written for the Stylus feature “The Diamond,” published 4/24/07. Seems fitting to republish this on Steve Perry’s 68th (!) birthday.] The Diamond is an apt name for albums certified for 10 million + sales by the Recording Industry Association of … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, favorite things, rock, Stylus

These are a few of my favorite things: on Jam & Lewis

[Written as the frontpiece for Stylus’s Hall of Fame week celebration of Jimmy “Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis, published 4/17/06.] A few years ago, a friend sent me a copy of a promo boxed set he’d snagged from a used-record … Continue reading

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