Doug Sheppard
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Still Pulling Your Strings: 'Master of Puppets' 25 Years Later | 20 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.

Reg King: Reg King | 11 Sep 2007 // 4:41 PM

One of the great lost '60s pop and soul also-rans, Reg King's only solo album is a murky snapshot of the dissolution of musical promise as an industry rolled on by, but remains a rawly emotional experience.


Robin Trower: A Tale Untold: The Chrysalis Years (1973-1976) | 4 Nov 2010 // 4:00 PM

The victim of poor quality CD reissues for years, Robin Trower's seminal Chrysalis albums finally get the remaster they deserve -- displaying the guitar god in all his psychedelic, Hendrix-inspired glory.

Little Richard: The Rill Thing / King of Rock and Roll / The Second Coming | 30 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM

With the public losing interest by the late '60s, Richard was in danger of artistic irrelevance -- a reality he faced head-on with a string of funk albums.

//Mixed media

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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