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Bob Marley and the Wailers

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Marley Coffee is high on Denver

    July marks the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the compilation released after Marley's death that brought reggae to the forefront of rock-music popularity (read all about it in our current Bob Marley Backbeat feature). Marley fathered nearly as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    How Bob Marley was sold to the suburbs

    At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Here's what we're all listening to right now: What's on your playlist this week?

    Music is life. Or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon now. Sharing is caring. Don't ho ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011

    Apex Vibe

    Elevate
    Self-released

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Decemberists, Akron/Family, Gregg Allman, Nicki Minaj top sellers at local stores

    ​The Decemberists latest effort, The King is Dead, continues to hold on the top spot at Twist & Shout, while Gregg Allman's Low Country Blues, released last month on Rounder, came in first at Albums on the Hill for the week ending February 13. Akron/Family's new album, meanwhile, S/T II: The C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of February 8, 2010

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 1, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Beyond Playlist: Dwight Yoakam and More

    Dwight Yoakam Dwight Sings Buck (New West) At first blush, the notion of Dwight Yoakam devoting an entire disc to the work of Buck Owens seems much too obvious. After all, he’s a well-established Owens acolyte and booster who often drops cover tunes into his live sets, and he famously paired with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2007

    Beyond Playlist: Bob Marley and More

    Bob Marley and the Wailers Roots, Rock, Remixed (Quango) Since most remix/tribute discs bite, the listenability of Roots, Rock, Remixed comes as a pleasant surprise. With a couple of exceptions, the album’s programmers wisely steer clear of the most overplayed Marley material in favor of less kno ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Feelin' Skanky

    Four new discs show that reggae is bigger than just one mon.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Israel Vibration

    Jericho
    (RAS Records)

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Critic's Choice

    This week's concert pick.

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    Still Wailing

    Aston "Family Man" Barrett of the Wailers is keeping a reggae tradition alive.

  • Music

    July 26, 1995

    GREAT SKA

    AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF SKA WARS, THE SKATALITES ARE STILL FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.

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