Chris Herrington

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  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Dixie Chicks Fly Monument/Sony IF THE EARLY-PERIOD Bonnie Raitt cover closing the Dixie Chicks' 1998 breakthrough, Wide Open Spaces, wasn't enough of a clue, new lead singer Natalie Maines cites James Taylor and the Indigo Girls in the liner notes...

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    With some of the keenest eyes in pop, Freedy Johnston trails male loneliness into its blackest nights.

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    various artists Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons Almo Sounds THE LATE GRAM Parsons was justly credited with inventing "country rock" in the mid-Sixties, honing that creation with the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and o...

  • 16 years ago | Essays

    Randy Newman's trenchant songs of West Coast excess give his Bad Love a good name.

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    Her Wallpaper Reverie The Apples in Stereo Spinart THE APPLES IN Stereo inhabit a musical world arrested somewhere between early 1965 and mid-1966, those magical couple of years when the Beach Boys grew a brain and the Beatles hadn't yet succumbed...

  • 16 years ago | Reviews

    The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin Warner Bros. FOR 15 YEARS now, Oklahoma City's Flaming Lips have cultivated a garden all their own. Cross-pollinating Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd, Love, and the psychedelic Beatles with a kind of postpunk, small-tow...