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Vampire Beach Babes - Beach Blanket Bedlam
Review by Gary Hill
Toronto has a new claim to musical fame. While Toronto's favorite musical sons, Rush, are probably in no real danger of losing their title, there is a new kid in town Vampire Beach Babes.
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Various Artists - Drum Nation Vol. 2
Review by Gary Hill
The concept is simple but unique: put together a number of tracks from various artists showcasing influential and potent drummers. This was the concept for Magna Carta's first drum nation CD, and they continue it here - why mess up a good thing?
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Various Artists - The Coolest Christmas
Review by Gary Hill
This disc, as many various artists compilations, is a mixed bag. Some of the cuts here are very good, while others are forgettable, and many fall somewhere in between.
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Various Artists - The Craft Motion Picture Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
This album is really a very good work, even taken out of the context of the film. The music here is fresh, and sets an interesting tone.
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Various Artists - The Crow: Salvation - Original Film Score Composed by: Marco Beltrami (and Lauri Crook)
Review by Vivian Lee
Whenever a movie is released, much is made of the soundtrack. A soundtrack, considered a film's core, usually features rock, rap or soul done by either the latest supergroup or old faves.
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Various Artists - Inhale
Review by Gary Hill
Billed as a collection of “stoner rock”, this disc has a hard edged texture that is at once modern, while still having a classic rock feel to it. As with most various artists collections, it has its high points and its low points.
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Various Artists - Rock N Roll Christmas
Review by Gary Hill
f you are looking for a CD that combines solid rock with Christmas themes to augment your holiday festivities, this is a good choice.
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Various Artists - Stairways to Heaven
Review by Gary Hill
Stairways to Heaven is one of the wackiest albums ever released. Every song on here is Stairway to Heaven, but all performed in very different styles.
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Various Artists - Strange Aeons
Review by Gary Hill
According to the liner notes, Strange Aeons is "a musical tribute to H. P. Lovecraft and the ever expanding 'Cthulhu Mythos'". Steve Lines "directed and produced" the disc, but there are a number of artists who contributed to it.
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Various Artists - Dutch Woodstock
Review by G. W. Hill

This is the album (and DVD) of a concert held in Holland in 1970.


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Various Artists - Will Sing For Food: A Charity Album to Benefit the Rock River Valley Food Pantry, Rockford, Illinois
Review by Greg Olma

Benefit albums can be difficult to review because you get a bunch of artists who are generous enough to submit their art for charity. 


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Various Artists - Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve never been a huge fan of The White Stripes or Jack White in general.


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Various Artists - Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey through the British Psychedelic and Underground Scenes 1966-72
Review by G. W. Hill

This is a massive set. It’s also quite an interesting one.


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Various Artists - A Psych Tribute to the Doors
Review by G. W. Hill

Doing a psychedelic compilation of Doors songs seems an obvious choice.


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Various Artists - Deer Lodge: A Tribute to George Jones
Review by G. W. Hill

This tribute album features George Jones (RIP) songs recorded by a number of Pacific Northwest artists.


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Various Artists - Reggae Kulcha Volume 1
Review by G. W. Hill

One might think from the title of this compilation that you’d know everything there is to know about it.


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Various Artists - Spirit of Sireena Volume 8
Review by G. W. Hill

The one thing binding all these songs together is the fact that they were released on Sireena Records.


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Various Artists - Legends: Get it On (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

This album was originally released as a Time Life Series disc.


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Various Artists - Legends: Crank It Up (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Review by G. W. Hill

Originally released as a Time Life Series installment, this album features a lot of songs most people will know.


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Various Artists - For the Love of Dog... And Cat: An Album to Benefit Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary
Review by Jason Hillenburg

Charity albums, unfortunately, can often mean well, but lack any sort of lasting musical value.


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Veal - Hot Loser
Review by Gary Hill
Canadian band Veal (Luke Doucet, Howard Redekopp, and Chang) seem to have their hearts firmly rooted in alternative music, but they wander from one type to another quite a bit.
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Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega-Retrospective : the best of Suzanne Vega UK 2 CD edition
Review by Bruce Stringer
Suzanne Vega is one of my all time favourite artists and has continued to compose compelling, thought-provoking material which has made her one of the music industry's most prolific songwriters of our time.
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The Ventures - Walk Don’t Run
Review by G. W. Hill

I’ve always been a big fan of The Ventures. By “always” I mean, since I was a little kid.


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Vestibule - Requiem
Review by Scott Prinzing

Vestibule is a unique band with an unusual lineup that creates a distinct sound. 


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The Vibrators - On the Guest List
Review by G. W. Hill

I had always thought of these guys as a punk band.


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The Vibrators - Greatest Punk Hits
Review by G. W. Hill

This collection of songs from The Vibrators is pretty cool.


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Alex Von Z - Implicate Order EP / Life’s Addiction EP
Review by G. W. Hill

This set features two EPs from Alex Von Z released on one disc.


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