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  • 2010 in review: Top 10 albums and then some

    As usual, in creating my annual top 10 albums of the year, I limited myself to albums of original, contemporary studio work. This year, that was harder to do than in previous years. Ruling out reissues meant I had to toss out pretty much the greatest rock album ever made (Exile on Main Street, which saw a fantastic update this year) as well as some other great new looks at old material (Weezer’s Pinkerton springs to mind). No live albums meant nixing the Avett Brothers’ awesome live set, and casting out compilations of old work meant overlooking Bob Dylan’sWitmark Demos. That said, even in limiting myself to new studio work, cutting the list down to 10 proved a difficult task. But here it is, for better or worse, the top 10 albums of 2010, according to me.
  • Travis Tritt: Here comes T-R-O-U-B-L-E

    In 1989, Travis Tritt planted his boot heels firmly on Nashville soil and has been a country star ever since. Today, the Harley-riding, longhaired country boy from Marietta, Ga., is planning the follow-up to his most-recent album, 2007’s The Storm,...

    Forgive me, football fans, for I have sinned

    I’d like to tell you that I made the confession at the start of the second quarter, with the ball on the 30-yard line and the score 14-6. I’d like to tell you that I didn’t know the first names of only two players on the field and wasn&...

    Lake Worthy

    Lake Worthy
    It's been called swamp rock, folk punk, streetgrass, steampunk rock and a dozen other names as writers and sundry other music enthusiasts have sought to describe the sound emanating from Lake Worth. In an article a couple of weeks ago, I called it “...

    PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree

    PASSINGS: Sid Melton, Leonard Stone, Liz Anderson, Thomas McNeeley Jr., George Rountree
    Sid Melton Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...