Short & Sweet Reviews

A Bigger Bang is the best Rolling Stones album since 1981’s Tattoo You, and the most vital Stones LP since Exile on Main Street came out in ’72. So forget the silly brouhaha over “Sweet Neocon” and get this album already. As an added bonus, Keith sings on one cut. Nice for me especially, since I keep Keith’s solo album, “Main Offender,” on my all-time fave list at all times.

Michael Crichton’s State of Fear. Somewhere in New York, Tom Clancy’s editor is laughing. I don’t know his name, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t read English and lacks the dexterity to manipulate a red pen. Anyway