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Old features!

Here's a list of the record reviews we wrote in 2003. For links to reviews we wrote before that point, start with our 2002 or 2001 features page. and work backwards.


Ian Brown, Golden Greats
MFSB, Summertime
Bob Marley & The Wailers, Exodus
The O'Jays, Survival
The Rolling Stones, Love You Live
Soul Christmas
Traffic, On The Road
T. Rex, The Slider
Paul Weller


New page - Alec R. Costandinos/Love And Kisses
The Band, Jubilation
Ray Barretto, Barretto
Ray Barretto, Tomorrow
Ray Barretto, Energy To Burn
Willie Colón, Lo Mato Si No Compra Este LP
Sam Cooke, At The Copa
Eric Dolphy, Live At The Five Spot, Part 1
Eric Dolphy, Berlin Concerts
fIREHOSE, Flyin' The Flannel
Rickie Lee Jones, New York City, 7 November 2003 (concert)
Kool & The Gang, Light Of Worlds
Kool & The Gang, Open Sesame
Kool & The Gang, Everybody's Dancin'
Kool & The Gang, In The Heart
Kool & The Gang, Sweat
Living Colour, Santa Barbara, 24 November 2003 (concert)
Louie Ramirez Y Sus Amigos
The Roches, Keep On Doing
Rock, Rhythm & Blues
The Shaggs, Philosophy Of The World
Thank God It's Friday
War, Deliver The Word
The Dionne Warwicke Story: A Decade Of Gold
Dionne Warwicke, Then Came You
Craig Werner, Higher Ground (book)


Ray Charles & Milt Jackson, Soul Meeting
Ray Charles, In Person
Ray Charles and Betty Carter
Ray Charles, Jazz Number II
Leonard Cohen, Death Of A Ladies' Man
Des'ree, Dream Soldier
Due North, Follow Me
Fransheska, Atrévete A Moverlo
Terry Gibbs, From Me To You: A Tribute To Lionel Hampton
Robin Hitchcock, Jewels For Sophia
Chaka Khan with Tonya Bolden, Chaka! (book)
Ilona Knopfler, Some Kind Of Wonderful
Eugene Maslov, The Fuse Is Lit
Lou Reed, Ecstasy
RZA, Birth Of A Prince
Devadip Carlos Santana, Swing Of Delight
Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
Ringo Starr, Sentimental Journey
McCoy Tyner, Tender Moments
McCoy Tyner, Time For Tyner
McCoy Tyner, Sama Layuca
McCoy Tyner, Inner Voices
Utopia, Oblivion
Tom Verlaine, Dreamtime
Gerald Wilson Orchestra, New York, New Sound
Wings, Wild Life
Neil Young, Greendale


Erykah Badu, Worldwide Underground
Mary J. Blige, Love & Life
Mariah Carey, NYC, 18 September 2003 (concert)
Companhia Clic (1989)
Companhia Clic (1990)
Aretha Franklin, So Damn Happy
Aretha Franklin, NYC, 20 September 2003 (concert)
French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Invisible Means
The Hollies, Would You Believe?
Daniela Mercury, Eletrodoméstico
The Neptunes Present... Clones
Nirvana, In Utero
Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything?
Bubba Sparxxx, Deliverance


Jeff Beck and BB King, Santa Barbara, 3 August 2003 (concert)
Arnaldo Antunes/Carlinhos Brown/Marisa Monte, Tribalistas
bEkAy, Hungry, Broke + Determined
Buckethead, The Day Of The Robot
Death Cube K, Dreamatorium
Chris Greene/New Perspective, On The Verge
Harlem River Drive
Curtis Mayfield, Never Say You Can't Survive
Eddie Palmieri, Ritmo Caliente
Pieces, I Need 5 Minutes Alone
Wayne Shorter, Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter, Super Nova
Wayne Shorter, Moto Grosso Feio
Wayne Shorter, Alegria
Los Van Van, Live In America
Los Van Van, En El Malecón De La Habana
Wire, 154
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever To Tell


New page - Duke Ellington
Guitars Star-By-Star: Jeff Beck (feature)
Guitars Star-By-Star: Pete Townshend (feature)
Anthrax, Persistence Of Time
Beyoncé, Dangerously In Love
Jim Cogan and William Clark, Temples Of Sound: Inside The Great Recording Studios (book)
José Luis Cortés, Latin Fever
Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress (book)
Peter Frampton, Somethin's Happening
David Hadju, Lush Life: A Biography Of Billy Strayhorn (book)
King Crimson, The ConstruKction Of Light
Megadeth, Youthanasia
NG La Banda, En Cuerpo Y Alma
NG La Banda, Baila Conmigo
Nueva Generación, Siglo I A.N.E.
Prince, N.E.W.S.


Guitars Star-By-Star: The Beatles (feature)
Guitars Star-By-Star: Jimi Hendrix (feature)
Megadeth, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Metallica, Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Metallica, Reload
Metallica, Garage Inc.
Metallica, S & M
Metallica, St. Anger
Tito Puente, Un Poco Loco
Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane, Mahoney's Last Stand
Frank Zappa, Waka/Jawaka


New feature - Guitars of the Stars
Wire, Pink Flag


Ray Brown & Silvio Rodríguez, Arboles
The Gap Band, Magician's Holiday
The Gap Band (1977)
The Holy Goats
Biz Markie, All Samples Cleared
Paul McCartney, Run Devil Run
Midnight Oil, Bird Noises
Ms. Dynamite, A Little Deeper
Thelonious Monk, Straight No Chaser: Music From The Motion Picture
Tommy: Original Soundtrack Recording


Mineral Kings, Metropolis
Olga Tañón, Sobrevivir
Yohimbe Brothers, Front End Lifter


New feature - Year In Review: 2002
Rubén Blades, Mundo
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Thug World Order
Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Sine Die
Steve Coleman and Five Elements, Alternate Dimension Series I
GZA/Genius, Legend Of The Liquid Sword
India, Latin Songbird: Mi Alma y Corazon
King Crimson, Absent Lovers
Public Enemy, Revolverlution
Silvio Rodríguez, Mariposas
Silvio Rodríguez, Expedición
Strata Institute, CipherSyntax
Sonic Youth, Murray Street
Paul Weller, San Francisco, 8 February 2003 (concert)
XTC, White Music


Tori Amos, Scarlet's Walk
Buckethead, Somewhere Over The Slaughterhouse
Buckethead, Bermuda Triangle
Buckethead, Electric Tears
Miles Davis, Water Babies
Miles Davis, In A Silent Way
Miles Davis, A Tribute To Jack Johnson
Miles Davis, Live-Evil
Killa Beez, The Sting
Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader, El Sonido Nuevo
Eddie Palmieri, Molasses
Eddie Palmieri, La Perfecta II
Prince, Xpectation
Sebadoh, Harmacy
Wayne Shorter, Schizophrenia
Wayne Shorter featuring Milton Nascimento, Native Dancer
Wayne Shorter, Footprints Live!
Teddy Thompson
Cris Williamson, Lumiere
Cris Williamson/Meg Christian, Live At Carnegie Hall
Cris Williamson, Prairie Fire

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