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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017

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For those who may have noticed, there have been no best of lists coming from yours truly since 2014; sadly, the chronic health problem that has reduced my previous writing pace to a crawl continues without much respite. My best of the year lists have always been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, and with ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

XTC: Drums and Wires

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XTC
Drums and Wires
Panegyric
2014 (1979)

Sometimes a little added TLC can make a good album great. I'll admit it: a self-proclaimed prog and jazzhead in the '70s, the emergence of first Punk and then New Wave was the closest I'd come to knowing what it was like to be boiled in oil. ...