Retro Rachel’s Rave Reviews

Houses of the Holy Review

By Rachel Brown One can’t write about flawless albums without mentioning Led Zeppelin. This group had it all: an amazing guitarist, a talented drummer, a solid bassist, and a striking front man with an instantly recognizable shriek. Rock n’ roll stations worldwide still play their greatest hits as part of[…]

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Rumours Review

By Rachel Brown It seems to be a common thread among many great rock bands that their best work is produced during times of great strife within the group, as with The Beatles’ Abbey Road or Pink Floyd’s The Wall. One of the greatest examples of a flawless album produced in just such[…]

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Making Movies Review

By Rachel Brown In 1978, Dire Straits crashed onto the music scene with their debut album, and stations everywhere were blaring “Sultans of Swing” across the radio waves. However, in this musical aficionado’s opinion, the band’s third album reigns supreme over the entirety of their career. It is one of those records[…]

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Kisses on the Bottom Review

By Rachel Brown The name Paul McCartney is synonymous with the word fame. There is hardly a person alive whose mind isn’t immediately drawn to an image of the musician, be it during his career as a Beatle or seated aside Linda McCartney as the founding member of Wings. Strongly tied to the[…]

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Sunken Condos Review

By Rachel Brown Throughout the 1970’s, the jazz-oriented rock band Steely Dan released album after album of chart-topping hits. For six years straight the group dazzled the world with tunes like “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Reelin’ in the Years.” After Gaucho was released in 1980, Steely Dan dropped[…]

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