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1998 features!

Here is a list of the record reviews we wrote in 1998. Links for earlier reviews are on our 1997 features page, and our 1996 features page.

December 1998

New page - Des'ree
New page - Carly Simon
Joan Armatrading, The Key
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Art Of War
Digital Underground, Who Got The Gravy?
Roberta Flack, Quiet Fire
Flesh-N-Bone, T.H.U.G.S. Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls
KISS, NYC, 23 November 1998 (concert review)
Gladys Knight & The Pips, Feelin' Bluesy
Gladys Knight & The Pips, All I Need Is Time
Gladys Knight & The Pips, Claudine
Gladys Knight & The Pips, About Love
Material Issue, Freak City Soundtrack
Lee Oskar, Live At The Pitt Inn
Smokey Robinson, Touch The Sky
Smokey Robinson, Essar
Sweetbox, Everything's Gonna Be Alright
Temptations, Gettin' Ready
Richard Thompson, Daring Adventures
Utopia, Adventures In Utopia
Utopia, Redux '92: Live In Japan
Caetano Veloso, Uns
War, Youngblood
Paul Westerberg, Eventually
Why Do Fools Fall In Love Soundtrack
Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps

November 1998

Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe, An Evening Of Yes Music Plus
Pat Benatar, Live From Earth
Pat Benatar, Innamorata
Big Brother and the Holding Company, Live At Winterland '68
Bikini Kill, The C.D. Version Of The First Two Records
Bob Dylan, NYC, 1 November 1998 (concert review)
Funkadelic, Live - Meadowbrook, Rochester, Michigan, 12th September 1971
Larry Graham, One In A Million You
Larry Graham, Just Be My Lady
Isley Brothers, Harvest For The World
Isley Brothers, Grand Slam
Isley Brothers, The Real Deal
Rick James, Garden Of Love
Rick James, Cold Blooded
Carole King, City Streets
Joni Mitchell, NYC, 1 November 1998 (concert review)
Oasis, Definitely Maybe
Parlet, Pleasure Principle
Parlet, Invasion Of The Booty Snatchers
Parlet, Play Me Or Trade Me
Pointer Sisters, That's A Plenty
Smokey Robinson, Deep In My Soul
Smokey Robinson, Love Breeze
Santana, Brothers
Shithook, When A Boy Scout Gets The Blues
Chris Stamey, Christmas Time
Chris Stamey, Fireworks
The Stooges, Fun House
Utopia, Oops! Wrong Planet
Caetano Veloso, Livro
Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy

October 1998

New page - Juan Carlos y su Dan Den
Joan Armatrading, Sleight Of Hand
Bad Company, Run With The Pack
Beck, Odelay
DLG, Swing On
Isaac Hayes, Tough Guys
Isaac Hayes, Truck Turner
Allan Holdsworth, Atavachron
John Huss Moderate Combo, Lipchitz
John Huss Moderate Combo, NYC, 26 September 1998 (concert review)
Chaka Khan, Chaka
Chaka Khan, NYC, 25 September 1998 (concert review)
Chaka Khan, Come 2 My House
Gladys Knight & The Pips, I Feel A Song
Gladys Knight & The Pips, All Our Love
MC Lyte, Seven & Seven
Manolín, De Buena Fé
Stephanie Mills, Something Real
Joni Mitchell, Taming The Tiger
NG La Banda, Veneno
Laura Nyro, Nested
Laura Nyro, Live At The Bottom Line
Sonic Youth, A Thousand Leaves
Squeeze, Frank
Dionne Warwick, Finder Of Lost Loves
Dionne Warwick, Reservations For Two
Neil Young, Tonight's The Night

September 1998

New page - Todd Rundgren and Utopia
Dinosaur Jr., Where You Been
Roberta Flack, Set The Night To Music
Isaac Hayes, Don't Let Go
Isaac Hayes, And Once Again
Isaac Hayes, U-Turn
Hot Tuna, Historic
Jermaine Jackson, You Said
The James Gang, Rides Again
Elton John, The Big Picture
Loggins & Messina, Sittin' In
Van Morrison, It's Too Late To Stop Now
Nico, The End...
Laura Nyro, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
Laura Nyro, Smile
Ric Ocasek, Troublizing
The Stone Roses
The Who, Join Together
The Who, What about those odds and sods? (feature)
Bill Wyman, Monkey Grip

August 1998

New page - Janet Jackson
New page - Stephanie Mills
Celia Cruz & Willie Colón, Only They Could Have Made This Album
Difford & Tilbrook
Roberta Flack, Chapter Two
Jimmy G and the Tackheads, The Federation of Tackheads
Godmoma, Here
Jerry Harrison, The Red And The Black
Isaac Hayes, Live At The Sahara Tahoe
Isaac Hayes, Chocolate Chip
The Jacksons, 2300 Jackson St
Evelyn King, Get Loose
Patti LaBelle, Patti
Christine Lavin, Attainable Love
Dave Mason, Old Crest On A New Wave
Lou Reed, Washington, D.C., 13 August 1998 (concert)
Dionne Warwick, Dionne (1972)
Dionne Warwick, Love At First Sight
Dionne Warwick, Dionne (1979)
Dionne Warwick, No Night So Long

July 1998

New page - Gladys Knight & The Pips
New page - Shanice
Art Garfunkel, Watermark
Herbie Hancock, Lite Me Up
Herbie Hancock, Sound System
George Harrison, Thirty-Three & 1/3
Freddie Hubbard, MMTC: Monk, Miles, Trane & Cannon
Janis Ian (1978)
Eddie Kendricks, The Hit Man
Carole King, Speeding Time
Lisete Melendez, Un Poco De Mi
New Power Generation, New Power Soul
Laura Nyro, Season Of Light
Ric Ocasek, This Side Of Paradise
Ohio Players, Tenderness
David Ruffin, Who I Am
Soul Asylum, Grave Dancers Union
Ringo Starr, Stop And Smell The Roses
Dionne Warwick, On Stage And In The Movies

June 1998

New page - The Jacksons
New page - Squeeze
Joan Armatrading, Secret Secrets
Joan Armatrading, The Shouting Stage
Philip Bailey, Chinese Wall
Black Sabbath, Paranoid
Victor Bockris, Transformer: The Lou Reed Story (book review)
Bush, Sixteen Stone
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Tucson, 28 May 1998 (concert)
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Left Of Cool
French Frith Kaiser Thompson, Live, Love, Larf & Loaf
Hot Tuna, The Phosphorescent Rat
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, BBC Sessions
Patti LaBelle (1977)
Dave Mason, Mariposa de Oro
Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels Live 1973
Otis Redding, Love Man
Lou Reed, Set The Twilight Reeling
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Special Occasion
Patti Smith, Horses
The Stooges
The Temptations, Live At The Copa
The Temptations, A Song For You
The Temptations, Do The Temptations
The Temptations, Truly For You
Glenn Tilbrook, Washington, DC, 16 September 1997 (concert)
Tower Of Power, We Came To Play
Dionne Warwick, Here Where There Is Love
Steve Winwood, Junction Seven

May 1998

New feature - Artists We Haven't Reviewed, and Why
New page - The New York Band
Tori Amos, From The Choirgirl Hotel
Joan Armatrading, Back To The Night
Joan Armatrading, Walk Under Ladders
Ashford & Simpson with Maya Angelou, Been Found
Blues Traveler, Four
David Bowie, The Buddha Of Suburbia
James Brown, Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud
James Brown, Jam 1980s
Chic, Believer
Sheryl Crow, Tuesday Night Music Club
The dB's, The Sound Of Music
Des'ree, I Ain't Movin'
Roberta Flack, Blue Lights In The Basement
Aretha Franklin, Aretha In Paris
Marvin Gaye, I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Sophie B. Hawkins, Whaler
Jimi Hendrix, South Saturn Delta
Isley Brothers, Brother, Brother, Brother
Material Issue, International Pop Overthrow
Morphine, Cure For Pain
Van Morrison, Hard Nose The Highway
ProjeKt Two, Washington, DC, 1 May 1998 (concert)
Soul Asylum, Let Your Dim Light Shine
Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings And Food
Moe Tucker, I Spent A Week There The Other Night
Dionne Warwick, Presenting Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick, Anyone Who Had A Heart
Dionne Warwick, Here I Am
Dionne Warwick, Friends Can Be Lovers
XTC, Live In Concert

April 1998

New page - The dB's
Pat Benatar, Wide Awake In Dreamland
Bill Bruford & Tony Levin, Alexandria, Virginia, 15 April 1998 (concert)
Familia RMM, En Vivo
Aretha Franklin, A Rose Is Still A Rose
Grupo Niche, Etnia
Isaac Hayes, To Be Continued
Isaac Hayes, Groove-A-Thon
Isley Brothers, Go All The Way
Millie Jackson & Isaac Hayes, Royal Rappin's
The Jam, Live Jam
Patti LaBelle, Tasty
Patti LaBelle, It's Alright With Me
M-Base Collective, Anatomy Of A Groove
Curtis Mayfield, Superfly
Lee Oskar & Furasawa, Free
Diana Ross, Lady Sings The Blues
Diana Ross & the Supremes, Let The Sunshine In
Diana Ross & the Supremes, Farewell
Richard Thompson, You? Me? Us?
War, Peace Sign

March 1998

New feature - Five-Star Records
New page - Year In Review: 1997
New page - Van Morrison
Adrian Belew, Mr. Music Head
Adrian Belew, Op Zop Too Wah
Peabo Bryson/Roberta Flack, Born To Love
Camper Van Beethoven, Key Lime Pie
Aretha Franklin, Aretha (1980)
Robert Fripp & Brian Eno, Evening Star
Tim Hardin, Tim Hardin 4
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, Globe Of Frogs
Hot Tuna, Yellow Fever
INXS, Elegantly Wasted
Paul Kantner & Grace Slick, Sunfighter
Dave Mason and Jim Capaldi, Alexandria, Virginia, 11 March 1998 (concert)
Midnight Oil, Species Deceases
Mountain, Flowers Of Evil
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Four In Blue
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, A Pocket Full Of Miracles
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Flying High Together
Smokey Robinson, Smokey's Family Robinson
Smokey Robinson, Being With You
Smokey Robinson, Yes It's You Lady
Spirit, Clear Spirit
The Supremes, High Energy

February 1998

New page - The Cars
New page - Marc Anthony
New page - Mott the Hoople
New page - Richard Thompson and Fairport Convention
Erykah Badu, Baduizm
Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Dig?
Ray Charles, Strong Love Affair
Crosby, Stills & Nash, After The Storm
Earth, Wind & Fire, Electric Universe
Dez Dickerson, Oneman
Fleetwood Mac
The Four Tops, Nature Planned It
Aretha Franklin, With Everything I Feel In Me
Graham Central Station, Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It
Green Day, Insomniac
Herbie Hancock/Wayne Shorter, 1+1
Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick, A Man & A Woman
Janis Ian, Miracle Row
The Jackson Five, Diana Ross Presents
Rick James, Urban Rapsody
Elton John, Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy
The O'Jays, Back Stabbers
, Crystal Ball
, The Truth
REM, Green
Linda Ronstadt, Silk Purse
Rod Stewart, A Spanner In The Works
Dionne Warwick, Hot! Live And Otherwise
Dionne Warwick, Friends In Love
Dionne Warwick, Heartbreaker
Dionne Warwick, Friends
Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever
Yes, Union
Frank Zappa, The Lost Episodes

January 1998

James Brown, I'm Real
Vico C. & D.J. Negro, Mision: La Cima
Ray Charles, My World
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly
Gwen Guthrie, Lifeline
Humble Pie, The Scrubbers Sessions
Rick James, NYC, 4 January 1998 (concert)
Labelle, Moon Shadow
Labelle, Nightbirds
Labelle, Phoenix
Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Maxwell, Urban Hang Suite
Keith Moon, Two Sides Of The Moon
The Mothers, Fillmore East - June 1971
Lee Oskar, My Road Our Road
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Dance Party
Santana, Inner Secrets
Santana, Marathon
Soft Machine, Seven
Tribe 8, Fist City
Dionne Warwick, Sings Cole Porter
The Who, Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival, 1970
Bill Wyman

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