The shack of no return.

Smiley Smile (1967) – The Beach Boys

It’s still hard to conceive the dichotomy this record is. Apart from three tracks, Smiley Smile can sound like an artist’s in-joke. For whilst we’re graced briefly with some of their A++ material we’re also hit with a barrage of

The shack of no return.

Smiley Smile (1967) – The Beach Boys

It’s still hard to conceive the dichotomy this record is. Apart from three tracks, Smiley Smile can sound like an artist’s in-joke. For whilst we’re graced briefly with some of their A++ material we’re also hit with a barrage of

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In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1999) – Dory Previn

The title track from critically acclaimed Mythical Kings and Iguanas (1971) and its reprise “Going Home” bookend this album, just as they did the prior; presumably an unimaginative ploy to feign some nostalgia. The material itself is a lot less conventional

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In Search of Mythical Kings: The U.A. Years (1999) – Dory Previn

The title track from critically acclaimed Mythical Kings and Iguanas (1971) and its reprise “Going Home” bookend this album, just as they did the prior; presumably an unimaginative ploy to feign some nostalgia. The material itself is a lot less conventional

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12 Greatest Hits (1988) – Patsy Cline

Cline’s intense vocal paired with a slick arrangement ensured “Crazy” as the song to tower over all else she recorded, but casual listeners may well revel in the other 1960-1963 material collected here. More instant-familiarity is found in “Walkin’ After

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12 Greatest Hits (1988) – Patsy Cline

Cline’s intense vocal paired with a slick arrangement ensured “Crazy” as the song to tower over all else she recorded, but casual listeners may well revel in the other 1960-1963 material collected here. More instant-familiarity is found in “Walkin’ After

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XO (1998) – Elliott Smith

Elliott makes it big with his lo-fi feeling-shitty ditty “Miss Misery”, which having been featured in Good Will Hunting (1997) takes him to the Oscars. But where to go from here for a post-grunge boy wonder? Why to a bigger studio

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XO (1998) – Elliott Smith

Elliott makes it big with his lo-fi feeling-shitty ditty “Miss Misery”, which having been featured in Good Will Hunting (1997) takes him to the Oscars. But where to go from here for a post-grunge boy wonder? Why to a bigger studio

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Friday the 13th: The Series – Season 1 (1987-88): Leave your mask at home

Fans of The X-Files, Tales from the Darkside and the like should delight in this set-up of two previously unacquainted cousins who inherit an antique store with a vault of hokey objects cursed by the devil. A lot to swallow,

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Friday the 13th: The Series – Season 1 (1987-88): Leave your mask at home

Fans of The X-Files, Tales from the Darkside and the like should delight in this set-up of two previously unacquainted cousins who inherit an antique store with a vault of hokey objects cursed by the devil. A lot to swallow,

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Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) – Laura Nyro

To say Laura Nyro was ahead of her time is a meaningless statement considering there has been none such a perfected brand of musical prowess since. Nyro was one of the great loners. Kate Bush certainly echoed some of it,

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Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) – Laura Nyro

To say Laura Nyro was ahead of her time is a meaningless statement considering there has been none such a perfected brand of musical prowess since. Nyro was one of the great loners. Kate Bush certainly echoed some of it,

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Wishmaster (1997): Wishful thinking

“Be careful what you wish for.” Dir. Robert Kurtzman The Genie (djinn, rather) is out the lamp (ruby in this case) and wants three wishes from the bearer so he can call his friends from the other dimension and enslave

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Wishmaster (1997): Wishful thinking

“Be careful what you wish for.” Dir. Robert Kurtzman The Genie (djinn, rather) is out the lamp (ruby in this case) and wants three wishes from the bearer so he can call his friends from the other dimension and enslave