bestnom1000x50

Deep tracks and minutiae for music lovers, rich and poor

Box-set match
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 9, 2011

Phill-Spector_The-Phillies-.jpg 
PHIL SPECTOR | THE PHILLIES ALBUM COLLECTION (Sony Legacy, $54.99, 7 CDs) |With the architect of the legendary Wall of Sound doing time for murder, what better time to re-assess his initial body of work for clues of homicidal insanity? As a death-masked and tweaking Spector glares at you from the cover, you can play these glorious mono compositions and bask in the sheer terror that lies within "My Heart Beat a Little Bit Faster," "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)," "Please Hurt Me," and 84 other odes to barely contained rage masquerading as paeans to first love.

 

< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |   next >
  Topics: Music Features , Music , Holidays , Shopping ,  More more >
| More
Featured Articles in Music Features:
ARTICLES BY DANIEL BROCKMAN
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   THE STROKES | COMEDOWN MACHINE  |  March 18, 2013
    The Strokes burst out in a post-9/11 musical world with a sound that was compact and airtight, melodies coiled frictionlessly in beats and fuzzed vocals.
  •   KMFDM IS A DRUG AGAINST BORE  |  March 13, 2013
    "In hindsight, honestly, it's almost impossible how it all happened."
  •   PALLBEARER SURVIVE EXTINCTION  |  February 20, 2013
    We all know that there is nothing more metal than a war.
  •   WHAT'S F'N NEXT? CHVRCHES  |  February 01, 2013
    If you are in a band and you've heard of Chvrches, you probably hate them.
  •   GLISS | LANGSOM DANS  |  February 01, 2013
    If rock and roll is three chords and the truth, then the mutant genre offspring shoegaze can be summed up as one chord, three fuzzboxes, and a sullen, muttered bleat.

 See all articles by: DANIEL BROCKMAN