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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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The Staves feat. Justin Vernon - “I’m on Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover)” (video)

The lovely vocal harmonies of the English sister trio the Staves give new life to Bruce Springsteen's "I'm on Fire".

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Will Hoge: Small Town Dreams

Will Hoge is rapidly positioning himself between those two pillars of populist rock, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.

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Chuck Prophet - “Tell Me Anything (Turn to Gold)” (video) (Premiere)

In his latest music video, Chuck Prophet goes a little noir -- and gets a lot of ketchup on him.

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The Fauntleroys: Below the Pink Pony EP

Lower East Side rock 'n' roll from four well-known faces.

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Bruce Springsteen: 17 May 2014 - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT (Photos)

Following a string of shows in Australia and New Zealand, Springsteen returned to the States for a run of shows ending with two sold-out nights at Mohegan Sun.

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Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes (take 1)

A patchwork of studio leftovers, covers and reworked originals billed as a studio album proper, High Hopes leaves something considerable to be desired.

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Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes (take 2)

On this, Bruce Springsteen's most unsteady album, Tom Morello demonstrates how a backing player can nearly ruin the proceedings.

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26 Jun 2013 // 10:04 PM

Willie Nile: American Ride

A statement of purpose and a call to arms, American Ride is a triumphant record, perhaps even a masterpiece of its form.

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Red Bull Music Academy’s Bowie Producer Series + Eno’s 77 Million Paintings Exhibit (Photos)

RBMA gathered Ken Scott, Tony Visconti, and Nile Rodgers for (separate) conversations in NYC regarding their production work on classic Bowie albums. They also talked with Brian Eno and have his '77 Million Paintings' on display.

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10 Apr 2013 // 10:02 AM

Bruce Springsteen Book Claims ‘Born to Run’ Almost Died

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — On a July evening in 1975, a rising musician who had critics fawning but hadn’t yet captured the fancy of the general public

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11 Oct 2012 // 10:15 PM

Sing a Sad Song

If you're hooked on the sad song, you never stop looking for the next good one.

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I Heard You Missed Us (Says Van Halen and Many, Many Others)—We’re Back!

The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.

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‘The Ballad of Mott The Hoople’ Is for Those Who Love Mott the Hoople With All Their Might

There’s something missing from this story; there’s an insularity about the film that renders it just a notch or two above pure reminiscence.

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Ólöf Arnalds: Ólöf Sings EP

The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.

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Catie Curtis: Stretch Limousine on Fire

Here's another genial, generic album of singer-songwriter stuff that wouldn't sound out of place on your local public radio station.

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The Dirt Daubers: Wake Up, Sinners

The bluegrass outfit, led by Legendary Shack Shakers frontman (and Kentucky colonel) J.D. Wilkes, offers up an express train of an album.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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9 Aug 2011 // 7:40 AM

In Defense of Good Sax

I could list several dozen songs that would be greatly lessened, if not unthinkable, without their saxophonic embellishment; so could you. In the interest of time and clarity, let's take three and call it a day.

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18 Jul 2011 // 8:59 PM

Various Artists: No One Got Hurt

Bring yer dancing shoes.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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