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“Someone”
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(Cirque Du Soleil)
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(Blue Note)
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Cirque Du Soleil
“Someone”
Delirium
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Jim Pearce
“Why I Haven't Got You”
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Andy Timmons Band
“Gone (9/11/01)”
Resolution
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“If”
Time Line
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"Beloved"
Rise
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Julius Curcio
"American Pie"
Alligator Shoes
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Lemon
"Come Alive"
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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #14]
The Wonder Stuff
By Lynne Bronstein

Escape From Rubbish Island (CD IRL)

The Wonder Stuff are rightly named. Their first studio album in 12 years is a refreshingly overdue blow against the empires of Great Britain (the Rubbish Island of the title), the record industry, and expectations about personal relationships. This band has a disarming sound - old-school Brit rock-pop-Guitar New Wave- un-enhanced by samples (except for some schoolyard sounds at the beginning and end of one track). The simplicity of the music allows the band to get edgy with it lyrically. The title song gives the Wonder Stuff’s perspective on why Britain today is not a happy place (“We’ve been led by fools but the Beatles ruled.”). Other tracks deal with the ups and downs - mostly downs - of contemporary romance. Your local soft love songs radio station won’t be playing “Better Get Ready For A Fist Fight” which examines domestic violence, or “Back To Work” which admits that relationships need to adjust to life. In today’s tepid rock scene, the Wonder Stuff’s viewpoints may seem too cynical but they’re tempered with humor and common sense-and they still have a beat you want to dance to.


The Wonder Stuff Escape From Rubbish Island


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