Plus other outstanding releases of the year, including several extraordinary re-issues.
(Click on links to read review capsules)
10. Dr. John - Locked Down
9. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
8. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
7. Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
6. Chromatics - Kill for Love
5. Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
4. Grizzly Bear - Shields
3. Beach House - Bloom
2. Bob Dylan -Tempest
1. Greg Brown -Hymns to What Is Left
• Columbia/Legacy Complete Album Collection Box Sets: Thelonious Monk, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus, Charlie Christian, Duke Ellington
• Velvet Underground & Nico - 45th Anniv. Super-Deluxe Set
• David Ruffin - David, Unreleased LP & More
• Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros (Three re-issues from Hellcat Records of the albums the late Clash leader did with his band the Mescaleros)
• Bill Withers — The Complete Sussex and Columbia Masters
• Fat Boys — Pizza Box Set (limited edition Record Store Day set)
— Jeff Schwachter
Here are my 50 favorite albums (not in any order) from 2013.
Yoakam on his new album: "We built the thing in a very organic way, a spontaneous way, which is what pure musical expression is really about.”
There were parties galore in Atlantic City on New Year's Eve 2013, including casino-wide celebrations, the Life in Color event at Bader Field and Tiesto.
Plus, upcoming events at the Atlantic City Free Public Library, the Album of the Week (Fat Boys) and Drew Toonz
Plus, Winter Prose and Poetry Getaway at Seaview, the Album of the Week and Drew Toonz
Well 12-12-12 passed and we are still here. Of course some doomsday experts insist that those kooky Mayans predicted the end for Dec. 21, 2012, so we have a few more days anxious days ahead. Therefore, in celebration of the end, here is a list of enjoyable end-of-the-world movies.
I had no reason to go to the movies last weekend. Instead, here’s a list of my 10 favorite movies to watch during the holidays in alphabetical order.
The guide is destined to soon become the place for local booking agents and promoters to check out local bands and listen to songs and watch video.
Plus, Sandy benefits in Atlantic City this weekend, the Album of the Week and Drew Toonz.
Few bands in the modern rock scene have the kind of enduring legacy that Deftones have cultivated over the past 17 years. And to call their new album 'Koi No Yokan' simply 'good' is about the biggest understatement one could make regarding this record.
In a year that saw the return of widespread protests around the world, the power and potential of grass-roots movements, such as Occupy Wall Street, more and more bad economic news and forecasts, the music industry seemed to bounce back with a bunch of solid releases, including new albums by Kanye West and Jay-Z, Adele, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and others, as 'indie' labels such as Sub Pop, Yep Roc, and ANTI-, emerged as the leaders of a new renaissance in the music biz. Meanwhile, reissues, by specialty labels like Legacy, were among the most exciting "new" music of 2011. Atlantic City Weekly runs an Album of the Week column on the Coasting page each week, and the editors have put together a list of the best 2011 albums of the bunch, as well as several re-issues, and albums we didn't get a chance to write about yet for a total of 50 albums that you may or may not have heard yet. 2011 Albums of the Year (in no particular order. Click on links to see album review; when you get to page, scroll down to the Album of the Week column). Rock on. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The...
The Roots Undun (Def Jam) The Roots, Philadelphia’s kings of hip-hop, and the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, have their first concept album with undun, released earlier this month on Def Jam. The story of a fictional deceased character, Redford Stevens, is presented in reverse as Black Thought and other Roots crew rappers breath life into a man, his back up against a wall, whose life — and death — plays out as a modern-day tragedy. Perhaps not the most accessible of the Roots’ many fine albums. undun, through killer lyrics, tough beats and subtle soundscapes, along with its...
We have pulled out some of the best music we raved about this year in our “Raves & Faves” section, plus, we’ve added a few albums we loved this year, but didn’t have the space or time to rave about. Check the videos at the bottom!
Eclipsing the Past
Windy City Rockers Visit Borgata
AC Retro Weekend
Sometimes, It's Banjo Time
Chops & Then Some