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Cookie Rabinowitz - Four Eyed Soul
Review by Gary Hill
I like this album a lot.

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Rachel and the Ruckus - Water and Oil (Single)
Review by Gary Hill
This outfit hails from Denver, Colorado. Listening to them you might expect they would live some place further south.

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Radio Drive - A Taste of Heaven (featuring Kevin Gullickson)
Review by Gary Hill
This four song set has two great songs, one that’s very good and one that could have been done better.

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Gerry Rafferty - Can I Have My Money Back?
Review by Gary Hill
I know Gerry Rafferty was best known for the song "Baker Street." That tune combines jazzy textures along with melodic rock and more.

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Rainbow - Boston 1981
Review by Gary Hill
This might well be my favorite Rainbow live recording. This show was purely on fire.

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Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Stranger In Us All
Review by Gary Hill
Once upon a time Ritchie Blackmore was known as the guitarist for Deep Purple. Eventually he left that band and formed Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. 

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Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - Live in Birmingham 2016
Review by Gary Hill
This live album from the new incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is a solid set. It's also the companion to the video I reviewed in the last issue of Music Street Journal.

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The Raskins - The Raskins
Review by Gary Hill
One could almost say that The Raskins are a gimmick band.

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Ron E. Rawhoof - Too Much to Lose
Review by Gary Hill
Folk rock singer songwriter type music is the main order of business here.

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Jeff Ray - Our Little Town
Review by Gary Hill
I've seen Jeff Ray described as a country artist. There are a couple songs here that land under country.

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Razteria - Aventurera
Review by Gary Hill
This is pretty adventurous album. Given the fact that the title translates to that, it makes sense.

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Ready Never - Eleutherophobia
Review by Gary Hill
This set is essentially electronic dance music, but there is a decent range to it beyond that.

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Rebel House Radio - One More Day
Review by Gary Hill
This album has some modern music in the mix.

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Red Zone Rider - Red Zone Rider
Review by Gary Hill
I suppose these guys are pretty much guaranteed to have a fan base, even before anyone heard them. That’s because the lineup is legendary.

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RedBelt - Beautiful Surround
Review by Gary Hill
The musical concept here is nothing unique or overly original. This is hard rocking, punk based stuff that just works pretty darned well.

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Reid the Martian - Excuses Not To Sleep
Review by Gary Hill
This is a hip hop set that has a pretty decent range. There is quite a bit of electronic, house kind of sound built into the arrangements here.

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Charlee Remitz - Bright White Trims
Review by Gary Hill
With a wide range of sounds, this is modern pop music, but twisted in a very different way.

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REO Speedwagon - Essential REO
Review by Gary Hill
The story is a familiar one - a band forms and creates their own sound, putting out a wealth of material, with some strong and others not so strong. Eventually they stumble onto a major hit, and suddenly their entire output seems to be based around trying to recreate that sound.
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Rhett Repko - About Last Night
Review by Gary Hill
There is a modern pop rock vibe to this music for sure. The thing is, it's also well rooted in the music of the 1970s.

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Paul Revere and the Raiders - Spirit of 67
Review by Gary Hill
I think these guys tend to get a bit of a bad rap. The outfits and poppy choruses probably have a lot to do with that.

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Reverist - Dreaming Onward
Review by Gary Hill
This is very much a modern pop styled set. That said, there is some decent range in place.

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Hillary Reynolds Band - The Miles Before Us
Review by Gary Hill
What an amazing set this is. I’m reminded of some descriptions I’ve heard of the band Phish.

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Julian Rhine - No God Flow (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
There is a sung, piano based movement that opens this.

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Rhino Bucket - The Last Real Rock N' Roll
Review by Gary Hill
If you like AC/DC you will like this album. These guys play a brand of hard rock and roll that is based on the same kind of no-frills sound as that band. 

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Buddy Rich - Birdland
Review by Gary Hill
Buddy Rich is a legendary jazz performer and also a big influence on a lot of modern drummers.

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Rickity - Greatest Hits Volume I
Review by Gary Hill
This is an unusual disc. It’s also a compelling one.

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Righteous Hillbillies - Two Wheels Down a Lost Highway
Review by Gary Hill
These guys are really a great band.

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Stan Riley - 2nd Chances
Review by Gary Hill
This is the new CD from someone in my geographical neighborhood.

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Rival Empire - Rival Empire
Review by Gary Hill
Rival Empire’s website includes the following disclaimer about this album:

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Bob Rivers & Twisted Radio - I Am Santa Claus
Review by Gary Hill
The back cover of this CD contains the following admonition. “If you’re looking for the true meaning of Christmas, buy this album. Then, by all means, keep looking.”
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Road Man - Light at the Speed of Life
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve seen some people who call these guys a reggae band.

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Marty Robbins - El Paso City – Adios Amigo
Review by Gary Hill
I know Marty Robbins is a country artist.

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Marty Robbins - The Legend / Come Back to Me
Review by Gary Hill
This is one of a new set of discs featuring two classic albums on one CD.

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Julie Roberts - Julie Roberts
Review by Gary Hill
When I was younger I wouldn't have touched country music with the proverbial ten-foot pole. As I've matured, though, I've found that all musical forms have artists of merit within them, and by closing out an entire genre, you are depriving yourself of some very good music.
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RockBitch - Motor Driven Bimbo
Review by Gary Hill
Reading a bit of background about this band, it would be easy to see them as a gimmick band of the highest order. Indeed, here you have an almost exclusively female band, who perform mostly in the nude.
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Roja - The Evil Stands High (digital single)
Review by Gary Hill
This act is described as a mariachi band. I don't think you can hear that at all in this song.

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The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang
Review by Gary Hill
While the Stones have always produced entertaining albums, for a long time it has felt like they weren't entertained by them. It almost seemed like they were phoning in their performances much of the time.
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The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
Review by Gary Hill
The Rolling Stones have been an institution for a long time. It's cool that they are still rocking in the modern era.

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Ronjo V - Ronjoism
Review by Gary Hill
This six song EP lands in the neighborhood of spacey alternative rock.

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Ynana Rose - Ynana Rose
Review by Gary Hill
I know this artist is considered folk music.

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Tokyo Rosenthal - Afterlife
Review by Gary Hill
When approaching a new Tokyo Rosenthal album, it’s a pretty safe bet what you are going to get.

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Roses and Revolutions - Roses and Revolutions
Review by Gary Hill
Based on the title and the cover you might think this is some new rough-edged hard rock band.

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Divinity Roxx - ImPossible
Review by Gary Hill
A lot of people disregard hip hop as “not music.” Certainly that label applies to some of the genre.

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Run DMT - Revolutionaire
Review by Gary Hill
The sound on this album is pretty diverse. There is a healthy helping of electronic music here.

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The Runaways - Queens of Noise
Review by Gary Hill
This reissue is pretty cool.

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The Runaways - Japanese Singles Collection
Review by Gary Hill
This set is pretty cool. I enjoy pretty much everything here. .

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Tim Russ - Brave New World
Review by Gary Hill
Often when you hear an album by an actor - some recent examples certainly come to mind - you might think that this person really is neither a singer or a musician and is just being force fed the lines one by one to sell the album based on their name.
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Tim Russ - Bugsters Tunes and Tales by Tim Russ and Friends
Review by Gary Hill
This is a bit of an usual review for me and for MSJ - being that it is a children's CD. We've never done one before, in fact, I've never done one before, but there's a first time for everything.
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Tim Russ - Lifeline
Review by Gary Hill
I definitely consider myself a fan of Tim Russ.

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