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Neil Young and Promise of the Real: The Monsanto Years (Take 2)

While the message often appears to overpower the music, the album is nowhere near the unlistenable mess some critics have claimed.

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Neil Young: The Monsanto Years

Neil Young hits the equilibrium between songwriting and performance best when he brings his heart to the table through rebellion.

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Blitzen Trapper: Live Harvest

To a certain extent, Blitzen Trapper's desire to retrace Neil Young’s fourth and arguably most famous album, Harvest provides some practical purpose; that is, to reestablish their Americana allegiance.

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Spectacle of Empty Gestures: Rihanna’s “American Oxygen”

The problem isn't that Rihanna's "American Oxygen" fails as political art, it's that we might consider it a success instead of a mere gesture.

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Philip Glass - “Etude No. 16” (video)

Leading up to the November 25th release of the complete collection of his piano etudes, Philip Glass plans to drop two tracks from the 20-song collection each week. This week, you can view Maki Namekawa's performance of "Etude No. 16".

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3 Nov 2014 // 3:06 AM

Neil Young: Storytone

Neil Young spins us ten fraternal twins, a crisis in search of an identity.

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Gerald Clayton: Life Forum

Clayton's progressive musical ideas and exceptional musicianship propel Life Forum.

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15 Apr 2013 // 8:35 AM

Keaton Henson: Birthdays

British singer-songwriter's sophomore release is a highly memorable account of heartbreak and (maybe) healing.

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10 Apr 2013 // 11:01 PM

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).

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31 Mar 2013 // 11:30 PM

Neil Young: Long May He Run

If Neil Young had once been inclined, or tempted to say either/or to the burn out/fade away options, he is now declaring neither/nor.

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19 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Gabe Dixon: One Spark

Piano man takes aim at pop stardom.

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Pearl Jam: 11 September 2011 – Toronto

Pearl Jam, still kicking as one of America's great rock bands, are just beginning "Side B" of their career.

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Francisca Valenzuela: 20 September 2011 - New York

While Chilean-American singer-songwriter Francisca Valenzuela doesn’t possess Fiona Apple’s antipathy, an artist she is often compared to, she does have equal command of

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Tori Amos’ Latest Video Continues Her Tradition of Cheese

Tori Amos' latest video continues her long running awkward relationship with the visual medium.

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Counterbalance No. 44: Neil Young’s ‘After the Gold Rush’

This special morning brings another sun—and another edition of Counterbalance. This week, it's Neil Young's 1970 masterpiece After the Gold Rush. It’s No. 44 on Acclaimed Music’s All-Time Greatest Albums list. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn have a listen.

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Craig Taborn: Avenging Angel

This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.

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Neil Young releases what Geffen Records didn’t consider ‘A Treasure’

LOS ANGLES — The recent news that country singer Tim McGraw’s record company is suing him over his latest album is just the latest of

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Antonymes: The Licence to Interpret Dreams

It's the lingering of sounds that interests Ian M. Hazeldine.

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Michael Chapman: Fully Qualified Survivor

Chapman released this record in 1970. It's been out of print on vinyl for years. It's never been issued on CD in the States. Oh, and it's also one of the best psych-folk records recorded. Ever.

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4 Feb 2011 // 8:00 AM

Guessing the Grammys

Predictions on who will win what in the biggest categories, based on industry hype and a little guessing about the academy’s voters.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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