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Fairport Conventions
A review of new retrospectives and anthologies by former Fairport Convention members and British folk heros Sandy Denny, and Richard and Linda Thompson. [09-11-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Small Tales
The new Thee Headcoats retrospective, "Elementary Headcoats: Thee Singles 1990-1999", showcases the many facets of lead singer Billy Childish's prolific and eclectic songwriting career. [08-28-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Homemade Punk
A spate of compilation CDs showcase the glories and disasters of DIY punk. [08-14-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Long Live Napster!
Digital-file trading is here to stay. [08-07-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Uncovered
There have been other Cure tribute albums, but Pink Pig isn't a nod to the peaks of a fondly remembered old favorite -- it's a deep bow to personal heroes and their entire career. [07-31-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Slanted Enchantments
The erection and survival of the Indie record label, Drag City. [07-17-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Connections
The real tribute Elastica are paying to Wire isn't quoting them -- it's adopting their philosophy of trusting their history enough to turn their back on it. [06-05-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

How Swede It Is
ABBA's inventor and the mastermind behind the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync are collaborating on a new kiddie-pop venture -- a Sweedish combo called A*Teens. [05-08-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Oh, The Guilt
The top five recent releases that made "High Fidelity" hit a little too close to home. [04-24-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Volts from the Underground
The newly released "Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music 1948-1980" may seem boring until you consider that all of the sounds on the disc are originals. [04-10-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Brutal Youth
Fall and Kid606 are from different decades, but they have one thing in common -- dedication to creating mayhem. [03-13-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Pleasure Principles
"The Best Best of Fela Kuti" highlights the career of the insurrectionist Nigerian pop star who invented Afrobeat. [02-28-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Shades of Green
Over 20 years, frontman Green Gartside has overseen Scritti Politti's evolution from punk to hip-hop on their new "Anomie and Bohnomie." [02-14-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hit Charades
Looking back on '99 through the lens of recent pop compilations, future historians will have little choice but to conclude that it was a ghastly year for songwriting. [01-31-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Hidden Treasures
There were at least 10 great recordings you certainly did not hear this year. [01-03-00]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Beatlemania
From covers by Ella Fitzgerald to DJ Kazmir, the cuts from the Beatles' "White Album" are unbelievably resilient to style and genre. [12-13-99]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

The Kin Game
Flin Flon's new CD, "Boo-Boo," is the product of a long history... and prehistory. [10-18-99]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Small World
At Burning Man, Nevada's week-long art-and-chaos festival, the music never stops. [09-20-99]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Soul Providers
The New York label Desco's best releases aren't just tributes to James Brown, they're great funk in their own right. [06-14-99]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Best Of...?
How many Who best-of's do we really need? [06-01-99]
— Douglas Wolk, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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