Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane’s Addiction Album Review

by: YC Today I will review the album Ritual de lo Habitual by legendary L.A. rock band, Jane's Addiction. The album featured two different covers.  The original album cover is shown above, featuring Santerian-inspired artwork by Perry Farrell made from chicken wire and papier-mâché that many stores found disagreeable and would not sell due to the nudity portrayed,…
sly and robbie silent assassin review

Sly and Robbie – Silent Assassin Album Review

by: YC You might want to file this album under "lost classics".  The album Silent Assassin by Sly and Robbie was released in 1989 and was a collaboration between many musical heavy hitters of the time, including, of course, the famous drum-and-bass rhythm section themselves, along with Boogie Down Productions' main man KRS-One, plus rappers…
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Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking Review

by: YC Some music critics…well, most…point to Nirvana's Nevermind as the album that announced the arrival of the "alternative" nation to the world.  That's understandable, since it took the world by storm and things were never the same afterwards.  But, after doing some investigating, it would seem to me that the album that truly trumpeted…
Kristen Violet May

Kristen Violet May – Artist Spotlight

by: YC Recently, YTMS came across a Toronto-based musician named Kristen Violet May who we think people should be on the lookout for, as she is multi-talented, and has the potential to be huge in the music business based on what we've seen and heard thus far.   To get you acquainted with her sound,…