Archive for ‘October, 2014’

Neil Young’s new Special Deluxe gets old quick

The second time is most definitely not the charm for this book, which only reminds us how good his first memoir, 2012’s Waging Heavy Peace, is in comparison.

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Is Fury the ultimate World War II film?

The story of Wardaddy and his tank hardened tank crew explores the horrors and moral ambiguities of war with brutal intensity.

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Elmore Leonard, back in the day

A new collection of four 1970s novels set in Detroit show the legendary crime writer’s ability to capture a troubled time and place.

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A sense of who you are: A new CD celebrates the Sliabh Beagh region’s music and song

Our Dear Dark Mountain With the Sky Over It brings together more than 20 tunes and songs largely unknown outside a small area in County Monaghan and County Fermanagh.

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The Judge: mostly bad, occasionally brilliant

Yeah, it’s got every courtroom drama cliche under the sun, but it’s also got Robert Downey Jr., and Robert Duvall — and that makes up for a lot.

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Thirty years later, Roudledum returns

The only recording ever by the best traditional Irish band you never heard of, led by the great fiddler Vincent Griffin, has finally been rereleased on CD.

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Imelda May outruns the sophomore jinx on the excellent new Tribal

The Irish rockabilly dynamo and her crack band have come up with an all-killer-no-filler gem.

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