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Portugal. The Man
Censored Colors

Equal Vision Records
3.5 out of 5 stars

The frontier of Alaska suddenly has all eyes looking its way as the world considers the possibility of a “hockey mom” for vice president. That’s good new for Alaska’s grooviest band Portugal. The Man, whose third proper album is their strongest yet. They have already stated they don’t share Sarah Palin’s worldview but sharing her homeland can’t hurt their chances.
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River

Fantasy Records
5 out of 5 stars

It’s about time that all of CCR’s albums get the re-issue treatment. This disc represents the band’s most well known platter, including radio mainstays like “Bad Moon Rising” and the title track. The album also shines with lesser known songs like “I Wrote a Song for Everyone.” A classic, indeed.

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Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman: Live  (DVD)

MVD Visual
4 out of 5 stars

Before he got all religious and stuff Cat Stevens could write a hell of a great folk song. This DVD captures an early performance of his landmark album Tea for the Tillerman as well as other hits. Also included is the entertaining, and somewhat mystifying, animated piece “Teaser and the Firecat.”

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