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January

 
01/04 - Welcome back; Roland Howard (The Birthday Party) RIP; Introduction of new Best of Band Poll (Cheap Trick); Review: The Twilight Garden - A World We Pretend - CD.  
01/06 - Odds n' Ends; Cheap Trick Poll continuation: Willie Mitchell; Gregory Slay (Remy Zero); Tony Bellamy (Redbone) RIP; Introduction of Elvis 75 single-disc CD contest; Review - Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight 4CD Box.  
01/08 - Concert slump recession-caused? Uh...no.; No Reviews.  
01/11 - Results of Cheap Trick Poll; Reviews: Doug Johns - Pocket Fulla Nasty - CD; Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond S/T/Sufficiently Breathless 2009 Remasters.  
01/13 - Mick Green, RIP; Too many streaming/download services: SETTLE!; No Reviews.  
01/15 - Teddy Pendergrass - RIP; Danny Flesher - RIP; Jay Reatard - RIP; Why not an Archival service?; Review - Bad Lieutenant - Never Cry Another Tear - CD.  
01/18 - Underrated Guitarist Poll; Review - The Rifles - Great Escape - CD  
01/20 - Kate McGarrigle - RIP; Erich Segal - RIP; SoCal Rainstorm(s) - YIKES!; Poll continued; Review - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - The Costello Show: Live at Hollywood High - CD.  
01/22 - Why do Great bands no longer emerge discussion; Underrated Guitarist Poll continuation (results on 01/25); Review: Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard - CD.  
01/25 - Gerald McCabe - RIP; Richard Lester (The Chi-Lites) - RIP; Apologies for late Poll results (now planned for 01/27); No reviews.  
01/27 - First fruits of the Underrated Guitarist Poll (it's a long one, folks); No reviews.  
01/29 - No Post. All Apologies!  
   

February

 
02/01 - A rethink of the Underrated Guitarist Poll; RIP: JD Salinger (Catcher in the Rye); Introduction of Rykarda Parasol with link to free MP3; Reviews: Danny Heines - Every Island, Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston Anniversary Edition (Mike Duquette - reviewer).  
02/03 - Request for Enhanced mentions of Underrated Guitarists Poll; No Reviews.  
02/05 - Final thoughts on Underrated Guitarists Poll leading into the publication of the list on Monday (02/08). LPs purchased; Review: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - The Road soundtrack.  
02/08 - The LIST: Underrated Guitar Poll in its fullness; No Reviews.  
02/10 - Introduction of new Poll: The Perfect Album Poll; Reviews: Gryphon - Treason (2009 Remaster) - CD; Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea - CD.  
02/12 - Less Music is More Memorable; Reviews: Various Artists - Under the Weight of Light (Projekt Sampler 2010) - CD; Ravi Shankar - Rare and Glorious - 2CD.  
02/15 - Where are our heroes?; Perfect album Poll continues; Review: Sade - Soldier of Love - CD.  
02/17 - Doug Fieger (The Knack) RIP, Jake Hanna - RIP, Dale Hawkins - RIP; Review: Santana - Supernatural (Legacy Edition) - 2CD.  
02/19 - A few lines and then the weekend; Reviews: Buzzcocks - Another Kind of Music in a Different Kitchen / Love Bites / A Different Kind of Tension 2010 Remaster and Expanded Special Editions 2CDs; King Crimson - Lizard (2009 Remaster/Remix) - 40th Anniversary Edition - CD/DVD.  
02/22 - The firstfruits of the MONSTROUS Perfect Album Poll results; Review: Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To the Pleasuredome - Deluxe Edition (2010 Remaster).  
02/24 - The Perfect Album Poll (Part Two) continued...; No Reviews.  
02/26 - The Perfect Album Poll (Part Three) continued. RIP: Lee Freeman (Strawberry Alarm Clock); Rolling Stones' Exile On Main Street reissue; No Reviews.  
   

March

 
03/01 - The Perfect Album Poll in all of its glory and finality; Contest for Supernatural (Santana) begins for one week; Review: Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (2009 Remaster) - CD.  
03/03 - Vinyl Scrawls (old skool); FaceBook for MusicTAP; RIP: Tom "T-Bone" Wolk (Hall & Oates); Review: Rykarda Parasol - For Blood and Wine - CD.  
03/05 - A 2-Album Fight Off between Rocks and Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith)...Who Wins?; RIP: Ron Banks (The Dramatics); Bobby Espinosa (El Chicano); Hacienda MP3 from new album; Review: Fran King - My Sweet Elixer.  
03/08 - Revealed: Which is Better - Rocks or Toys in the Attic (Aerosmith) Mini-Poll Face-Off; Vinyl Scrawls (Don't Worry/Nothing Will be OK) and More: Winner of Santana - Supernatural LE; New Mini-Poll Face-Off); Kansas Mini-Poll Face-Off: Leftoverture or Point of Know Return; No Reviews.  
03/10 - Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) RIP; Reviews: The Plimsouls - Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal - October 31, 1981 - Whisky A Go Go - CD ; Jimi Hendrix - Valleys of Neptune - CD.  
03/12 - What do we really want from Rock, if anything? - Reviews: Various Artists - Motown Around the World: The Classic Singles - 2CD; Was (Not Was) - Pick of the Litter: 1980-2010 - CD.  
03/15 - Results of Kansas mini-poll; No reviews.  
03/17 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame BS!; Reviews: Santana - Santana III: Legacy Edition (Revisited) - 2CD; The Miracles - City of Angels - CD.  
03/19 - RIP: Alex Chilton (The Box Tops/Big Star); Review: Joey Stuckey - So Far - CD.  
03/22 - The Urban Legend of Rocks (Aerosmith) SACD; Column: As The Disc Spins: Miles Davis/The Monkees/Rekless Youth; Review: Elvis Presley - On Stage: Legacy Edition - 2CD.  
03/24 - The Case for Heartless Bastards (a gush story); Review: Burton/Metheny/Swallow/Sanchez - Quartet Live - CD.  
03/26 - Rolling Stones excitement! Anniversary Edition of Exile On Main Street; RIP: Johnny Maestro (The Crests/The Brooklyn Bridge); No Reviews.  
03/29 - A familiar TAPStory (now an LA Times article by Steve Almond), maybe soon to be a Minor Motion Picture on the devaluation of music; Reviews: The Mannish Boys - Shake For Me - CD; Disturbed - The Sickness 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - CD.  
03/31 - Current Perfect Albums Poll. No Reviews.  
   

April

 
04/02 - No Post (My Birthday)...OK, ok, I'm now 53.  
04/05 - Results of Current Perfect Albums Poll. No Reviews.  
04/07 - Virus a Go Go (part 96); Reviews: Hacienda - Big Red & Barbacoa - CD; The T.A.M.I. Show - DVD.  
04/09 - Malcolm McLaren - RIP; No Reviews.  
04/12 - New Website Preview, Review: Various Artists (Gerry & The Pacemakers/Dusty Springfield/Small Faces/Herman's Hermits) - British Invasion - 5DVD Box.  
04/14 - Record Store Day - Reviews: Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power Legacy Edition - 2CD; Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday - CD.  
04/16 - Record Store Day II - Review: Jeff Beck - Emotion & Commotion - CD.  
04/19 - Record Store Day III - Reviews: The Lost Patrol - Dark Matter - CD; Porcupine Tree - The Incident - CD.  
04/21 - Thoughts on imaginary (and real) reissued titles (Serenade - Neil Diamond); Reviews: Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power LE - 2CD (Mike Duquette review); Emancipator - Safe in the Steep Cliffs - CD.  
04/23 - Bob Lefsetz's Eagles at Hollywood Bowl; No Reviews.  
04/26 - Compression Sensing and the future of Music files and remasters; Review: Carole King - The Essential Carole King - 2CD.  
04/28 - Where are my Rock 'n' Roll heroes? Why aren't there new ones?; Review: Home - The Alchemist 2010 Remaster - CD Import.  
04/30 - Great Live Albums Poll; No Reviews.  
   

May

 
05/03 - More Great Live Albums Poll; Review: Mars Hollow - Mars Hollow - CD.  
05/05 - Even more on Great Live Albums Poll; Review: Lacrimas Profundere - The Grandiose Nowhere - CD.  
05/07 - Ted Turner of Wishbone Ash; No Reviews.  
05/10 - Apologies <whisper "no Poll update">; No Reviews.  
05/12 - Partial Poll Update; Review: See Green - Violet EP - CD.  
05/14 - Growing but still partial Poll Update; No Reviews.  
05/17 - Completed Great Live Album Poll; Ronnie James Dio - RIP; Exile on Main Street arrives on May 18; No Reviews.  
05/19 - SHM-SACDs? Really?!; Reviews: Chapman.Whitney Streetwalkers - First Cut - CD; Graham Parker & The Rumour - Live in San Francisco 1979 - CD.  
05/21 - Greatest Single Track Poll; Review: MGMT - Congratulations - CD.  
05/24 - Results of Single Track Poll; Review - Duran Duran - Duran Duran Collector's Edition - CD/DVD.  
05/26 - Substance - The State of Music; Review: Hamadryad - Intrusion - CD.  
05/28 - Memorial Day Weekend; No reviews.  
05/31 - No Post - Memorial Day Holiday (US).  
     

June

 
06/02 - Former Glories can STILL be had...; No Reviews.  
06/04 - Dennis Hopper - RIP; Review: la Maschera di Cera - Petali Di Fuoco - CD.  
06/07 - SHM Question to readers; No Reviews.  
06/09 - Rock's Greatest Classic Albums (Argus - Wishbone Ash); Review: Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash - Argus: Through The Looking Glass.  
06/11 - Black Mountain; No Reviews.  
06/14 - Gulp...  
06/16 - SACD Dreams; Reviews - Carole King & James Taylor - Live at the Troubadour - CD/DVD; The Rolling Stones - Stones in Exile - DVD.  
06/18 - Dark  
06/21 - Dark  
06/23 - Dark  
06/25 - Dark  
06/28 - Rock's Greatest Classic Albums (Ring of Hands (1971) - Argent); No Reviews.  
06/30 - A Different Path; Reviews: Marillion - Tumbling Down The Years - 2CD; Marillion - Size Matters - 2CD.  
   

July

 
07/02 - Losing faith (in Big Label); No Reviews.  
07/05 - No Post - July 4th Holiday (US).  
07/07 - Band of Skulls; No Reviews.  
07/09 - Vinyl LP Resurgence.  
07/12 - Eric Clapton Poll.  
07/14 - Tuli Kupferberg RIP; (Harvey Pekar, George Steinbrenner RIPs).  
07/16 - Unchanging Music - Review: a-ha - Hunting High and Low Deluxe Edition - CD  
07/19 - Eric Clapton Best of Career Album Poll Results; Review: Sting - Symphonicities - CD.  
07/21 - Tribute Bands  
07/23 - Music...Why'd you have to go and get all devalued?!  
07/26 - Music...Why'd you have to go and get all devalued?! Continued.  
07/28 - Foghat: Fraudulent performances?; Review - Erik Wøllo - Gateway - CD.  
07/30 - Archival material with Neil Young as an example musician; Review: Arcadia - So Red The Rose - 2CD Deluxe Edition.  
   
   

August

 
08/02 - CDs to DDs...what's the holdup? Especially if we can start to get stuff that labels do NOT want to physically deliver...  
08/04 - Mitch Miller RIP - "Follow the bouncing ball..."  
08/06 - Suggestions/Pleas to the labels; Review: Squeeze - Spot The Difference - CD.  
08/09 - The Black Angels.  
08/11 - What would have happened had David Lee Roth remained with Van Halen...  
08/13 - What would have happened had David Lee Roth remained with Van Halen emails; Review - Hookfoot - Good Times a' Comin' (1972) 2010 Remaster - CD.  
08/16 - Best Albums of the Last 10 Years; SACDs from Universal Japan.  
08/18 - Results of Great Albums of the Last 10 Years; Review - Michael McDermott - Hey La Hey - CD.  
08/20 - Even more results of Great Albums of the Last 10 Years;  
08/23 - No Post (Sorry!)  
08/25 - Brain playback!  
08/27 - Daniel Lanois revisited; Reviews - The Dollyrots - A Little Messed Up - CD; Frogg Café - Bateless Edge - CD.  
08/30 - Springsteen and Darkness On The Edge Of Town; Review: Paul Collins - King of Power Pop! - CD.  
   

September

 
09/01 - Lou Reed career best album Poll.  
09/03 - Paste Magazine Print cessation commentary.  
09/06 - No Post - Labor Day (US Holiday).  
09/08 - Results of Lou Reed Career-Best Poll.  
09/10 - Darkness On the Edge of Music (A Little Miffed!); Links for The Black Angels.  
09/13 - What If... (there were more recorded capacity back in the '60s (and therefore '70s, and parts of the '80s)); Review: Miles Davis - Bitches Brew Legacy Edition (2010) - 2CD/1DVD.  
09/15 - What if...Part Deux; Review - Punishment of Luxury - Laughing Academy.  
09/17 - YOUR restructure of Albums lead-in, or What if, Part Three.  
09/20 - Producin' the Classics (an exercise in intended perfection); Review: Leonard Cohen - Songs From the Road - CD/DVD.  
09/22 - Producin' the Classics II (and last).  
09/24 - Remembering How It Once Felt.  
09/27 - Blu-ray Audio (only).  
09/29 - 15 Favorite Albums send-in.  
     

October

 
10/01 - Album Streaming (Like FM Radio).  
10/04 - Distractions, distractions... (notes on relevancy); Review: Alice Cooper - Theatre of Death - CD/DVD.  
10/06 - Greatest Live Album...Evuh!; Reviews: OMD - History of Modern - CD, Ronnie Wood - I Feel Like Playing - CD.  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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