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Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards (1972)

The first time I dropped the needle down on this record I honestly wasn’t feeling it.  Songs about wizards aren’t exactly my jam.  But I recently decided to give this album a second chance and I like it so much better this time around.  I’m diggin’ the metalesque “Traveller In Time” and the eclectic closing track/medley “Paradise/The Spell.”

GRADE: B

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Heavy D and The Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang

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Heavy D and The Boyz - We Got Our Own Thing 12” (1989)

fun song!

GRADE: B+

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Heart - How Can I Refuse 12” (1983)

Meh.  I miss 70’s Heart.

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Heart - self-titled (1985)

The style and photography on this album is so horrific.  It’s a good thing the music doesn’t match!  Side A of this album is very strong with hits like “What About Love?” “Never,” and “These Dreams” but the rest of the album is just mediocre.  They’ve lost their hard rock, Zeppelin-esque edge and that bums me out. 

GRADE: B-

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Heart - Rock and Roll

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Heart - Hits/Live (1980)

If you’re unfamiliar with Heart then this is the album to start with.  It has all the hits you need in one place and the 2nd record is a great compilation of live tracks including 3 really great covers including “Tell It Like It Is,” “Unchained Melody,” and Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”

GRADE: A

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Heart - Dog & Butterfly (1978)

This album is straight up beautiful and probably best listened to all the way through.  It starts off strong and kicking with the live track “Cook With Fire” and ends with the hauntingly beautiful, Zeppelin-esque track “Mistral Wind.”

GRADE: A

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