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Mike Shupp This Time (Private Mind) I have each of D.C. area artist Mike Shupp’s previous releases, but his latest disc—This Time—is far and away his best album yet.  Fans of the Pistoleros will feel right at home with Shupp’s melodic pop/rock tunes.  Radio-friendly tunes are abundant—you’ll find yourself humming along to “Came To This,” […]

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Music Monthly

Mike Shupp delivers the goods with This Time. …see Guadalcanal Diary, early REM, The Pixies, The Church, The Smithereens, The Bodeans… [Shupp] fits right in… This album is a professional collection of work. Do not be surprised if you end up recognizing his name down the road… — Laurin Wollan Music Monthly January, 2003

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Amplifier Magazine

ISSUE 34 · Jan-Feb 2003 Mike Shupp This Time Private Mind (mikeshupp.com) Toothsome: that’s Shupp’s stuff.  The former Big Bang Theory guitarist has just released his third solo album, This Time, and it’s a killer.  Shupp is a renaissance performer, cut from the Marshall Crenshaw/Tommy Keene cloth; his songwriting is unpretentious and straightforward, almost transparent […]

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Mike Bennett Capsule Reviews: December, 2002 Mike Shupp This Time (Private Mind) The third installment of Mike Shupp’s continuing efforts on behalf of classic guitar pop songwriting. Let me throw out some names — Marshall Crenshaw, The Plimsouls, Firetown/Spooner, The Sighs — this album holds its own with those top flight acts. There’s no strong […]

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Not Lame

The third and best record from Shupp, his previous two records are faves here but here is buzzing and crunchy guitars, soaring vocal harmonies and hooks in the vein of Matthew Sweet or Gin Blossoms are better honed and the performances more engagingly captured.  Refrains of Spooner and Tommy Keene are in focus here, too.  […]