Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren is an odd fellow, some may say, and he certainly makes a very compelling point if he’s trying to prove it. Ever since he released his amazingly diverse double LP “Something / Anything ?” back in the 1970’s, he has only grown to be increasingly obtuse and hard to predict, sometimes at the expense of his music being borderline unlistenable and some other times producing grand masterworks that are not easily digested, and one of those is Something / Anything’s amazing follow-up, “A Wizard / A True Star”. We’re talking about an album that has been reduced to $2 bin-status on most record shops and only a few have actually been reacquainted with the idea of the album...

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Innovation and Change: 2019 Coming Releases

Musically speaking, 2018 was the year of the industry taking a long, hard look at itself and asking, “what now?” Excellent releases notwithstanding, the year felt filled with miscellaneous albums that did not share a common trend nor a common goal, but instead had every artist trying to put on different dresses and seeing what would be the best direction to move forward and start the next generation of innovation, from Mitski’s wildly varied “Be the Cowboy” to Kacey Musgraves’ country standard-breaking “Golden Hour”. It is only appropriate then that 2019 follows suit and gives us a new sound, a new era of music to be excited for, away from the ever-tired poptimist adage of “rock is dead”. Due to...

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