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The Beach Boys: Becoming the Beach Boys

Becoming the Beach Boys offers a comprehensive glimpse into the embryonic stages of one of America’s finest pop groups.

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Terra Lightfoot - ‘Every Time My Mind Runs Wild’ (album stream) (premiere)

Terra Lightfoot could be your new rock 'n' roll hero.

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25 Aug 2016 // 1:00 AM

In the Dark: An Interview With Carl Broemel

It took him six years to make, but My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel drew from surprising personal places to craft his latest solo effort.

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Hope Against Hope: The Soul Politics of Obama’s Summer Playlists

Words may speak the promise of transcending divisions and borders, but it’s music that delivers.

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Guns N’ Roses Knock It Out of the Park in San Francisco

The success of this tour is testament to the timeless power of these classic songs and the unique musical chemistry that coalesces when Axl, Slash and Duff share the stage.

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‘Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ All-Time Greatest Hits’ Is a Fun, But at Times Frustrating Read

Binelli has his finger on the pulse of pop culture in this era, but Jay himself, as presented here, lacks a pulse.

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Picture Atlantic - “Billy Banker” (audio) (premiere)

"Billy Banker" is a loud cry against sucking out artistic vision and extracting pure profit, and its frenetic instrumental banking gives that cry nice heft.

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17 Aug 2016 // 1:05 AM

Eagulls: Ullages

Indie quintet follows up surprise success of debut album with the ambitious Ullages, but still struggle to find much to be positive about.

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Phil Collins: No Jacket Required / ...But Seriously / Testify / Going Back

Featuring No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Testify, and Going Back, this set doesn't hold up nearly as strongly as one would expect (yes, even counting Jacket).

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Starover Blue - ‘Spacegeist’ (album stream) (premiere)

Beat the summer heat by putting on this album — the temperature’s guaranteed to drop ten degrees while it’s pulsing from your speakers.

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Josh Farrow - “Who’s Gonna Love You When I’m Gone” (audio) (premiere)

“Who’s Gonna Love You When I’m Gone” carries itself with an aura of impermeable coolness, suave organ and killer bassline as smooth as silk.

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Faith No More: We Care a Lot (Deluxe Band Edition)

Can a classic recording be imperfect? Can a work of art's reputation be bigger, better than the work itself? The newly-reissued Faith No More debut suggests that the answer is maybe.

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Van Morrison: It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Vols. II, III, IV and DVD

One of rock music's greatest live albums gets a sequel and shows a legendary singer/songwriter at the peak of his powers.

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The Tragically Hip: Man Machine Poem

This may be this inventive Canadian outfit's swan song, but you don't have to cry. It's as good, if not better, than any of the band's past glories.

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The Dexateens - “Teenage Hallelujah” (audio) (premiere)

"Teenage Hallelujah" is the quintessential Southern rock song, dusty and distorted and frenetic.

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The Conquerors - “Turned Me to Stone” (audio) (premiere)

There’s a reason the Beatles were so popular back in the day, and the Conquerors’ excellent approximation of that success is ample proof why.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s

Last fall we brought you the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s. Now, we move forward in time and examine what many consider the "golden age" of alternative rock, with the "100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s".

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Elise Davis - “Finally” (audio) (premiere)

At the end of the day, rock ain’t so bad.

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Pink Talking Fish Take San FranPhishco

Pink Talking Fish mix the repertoires of Phish, Pink Floyd and the Talking Heads. Now they’re boldly joining the Phish aftershow party cottage industry.

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3 Aug 2016 // 1:10 AM

Rich Robinson: Flux

Rich Robinson's fourth solo LP quiets any doubts that he can write and rock without the Black Crowes.

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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