Keep That Lovelight Shining

Slim Smith

Keep That Lovelight Shining

June 8, 2004


Slim Smith's high, plaintive vocals and his haunting, almost fragile delivery made him one of Jamaica's finest singers in the late 1960s and early '70s, both during his tenure with the Uniques and the Techniques and his subsequent solo career. This fine, carefully chosen set spans that career, a career that ended with Smith's mysterious, tragic death following a recording session in 1973.

- Steve Leggett

Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities

Circle Jerks

Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities

June, 1995

American Punk

The Circle Jerks' final record came at that weird time in the 90s where the longtime punk veterans were able to secure a major label deal due to the punk rock revival of the moment. Oddities, Abnormalities and Curiosities is probably best known for their cover of The Soft Boys' "I Wanna Destroy You," with 80s teen idol Debbie Gibson singing backup, and high-energy tracks like "Teenage Electric." It isn't their best or most well-known album, but its gems make it worth a listen.

- Ryan Cady