REVIEW: The rambling delights of ‘Finnegans Wake’

The synth-based Science of Deduction have a decided literary bent themselves, with a name taken from Sherlock Holmes’ modus operandi, and songs like “The Modern Prometheus” (inspired by “Frankenstein”), and, of course, “James Joyce is Going Blind.” The synths provide a nice cushion for Cathy Sorbo’s crystal clear voice, as she makes her way through a section of Part 2, Chapter 3; it’s the most rhythmic delivery .

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Review: Smells like 1992: ‘Singles’ soundtrack returns

The second disc has enough good stuff on it that you’re left wanting more. The live tracks by Alice in Chains (“Would?” and “It Ain’t Like That”) and Soundgarden (“Birth Ritual”) are so great, when Crowe writes in the liner notes that the live masters “have been glowing in my closet for many years” you hope that means there’s more to come someday.

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