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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:49pm

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then the hearts of Ronnie James Dio’s fans have surely been beating our of their chests since 2010, when the man who once fronted Elf, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath came to the end of a valiant battle and succumbed to stomach cancer.

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:29pm

For several years now, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have vowed that they’d be bringing back their comedically alcoholic characters Edina and Patsy for a full-length Absolutely Fabulous feature film, but as time passed, fans of the Britcom began to wonder if it was ever going to happen. At last, however, the wait is over: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is now in theaters, and – appropriately enough – its soundtrack is also now available digitally.

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 10:11am
He’s on a short list of the greatest rock legends of all time, which would be accomplishment enough, but the fact that he’s still of a mind to keep making new music makes him even greater. We’re talking about Jeff Beck, of course, and even as you’re reading these words, LOUD HAILER, his first new studio album in six years, is sitting in a record store and waiting for you to purchase it.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 1:51pm

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

Cibo Matto, Stereo Type A: It was their second album, and for a decade it looked like it was destined to be their swan song, but a 2011 reunion changed that situation. From a sonic standpoint, Stereo Type A is very much all over the place, but not necessarily in a bad way. Indeed, any group who can manage to deliver heavy metal (“Blue Train”), hip-hop (“Sci-Fi Wasabi”), and singles like “Working for Vacation,” “Spoon,” and “Moonchild” while showing this much musical evolution from their debut album deserves your attention.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 2:35pm
Given how prolific the late David Bowie tended to be throughout the majority of his career, it’s no wonder that there are many individuals who readily refer to themselves as “a big Bowie fan” and yet haven’t actually heard all of the man’s albums. If this sounds like you, and if either 1995’s 1. Outside or 1999’s ‘hours…’ are among your personal blind spots within his discography, you’re in luck, because we’ve just reissued both of those albums on CD.