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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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Watkins Family Hour: Watkins Family Hour

The long-running L.A. musical variety show yields a slight but enjoyable album without pretensions to being anything more than slight and enjoyable.

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Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen: Love & Life

Love & Life creates a continuous buzz that often translates into a very deep groove or the sound of a persistent rumble.

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Joe Satriani: Shockwave Supernova

Joe Satriani is joined by a crack band on this album, but it also features some of his most emotive and brilliant playing in 26 years.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 1)

In 1992, Roger Waters released a mighty record that was given the bum's rush by pop history. Remixed, repackaged, and remastered, it's back to teach us a lesson.

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20 Questions: Albert Hammond, Jr.

For Albert Hammond Jr., "Sometimes you wanna be James Bond and sometimes you wanna be Marlon Brando until you realize you can't be either!"

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Ona - “Rocks in the Basement” (audio)

West Virginia's Ona makes pure-blooded American rock 'n' roll.

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Alejandro Meola and Robinsones - ‘First Impressions’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The Argentina-raised musician explores blues, rock, and reggae on his first English-language release.

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21 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Star Wars

Saying "What's more fun than a surprise?" Wilco drops their shortest, barest album in their career, and it feels fresh and new.

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Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven: Each Soul Has a Voice

Considering the substantial pedigrees of the principals involved, it’s hardly surprising that Each Soul Has a Voice boasts an archival feel, one that sounds so seemingly so retro it often goes askew.

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Animal Omen - “Susan” (audio) (premiere)

The Vancouver band brings a little soul to their heavy rock.

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17 Jul 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ike Reilly: Born on Fire

In his 2015 offering, rock 'n' roll troubadour Ike Reilly defines the genre, and then some.

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16 Jul 2015 // 12:00 PM

20 Questions: Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker's febrile blues run deep with stories both beautiful and majestic. He brings his unique personality to PopMatters' 20 Questions.

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Matt Jaffe & the Distractions - “Stoned on Easter” (video) (premiere)

Matt Jaffe sounds like he’s already hit full stride on his debut EP Blast Off.

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Jet Trash - ‘Jet Trash’ (EP stream) (premiere)

This raucous debut is a reminder that there are still young indie rock bands that still remember how to rock.

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T. Hardy Morris - “Drownin’ on a Mountaintop” (video) (premiere)

In which the Dead Confederate frontman mercilessly takes a shot at his critics.

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14 Jul 2015 // 10:22 AM

Taylor Swift Thrills London in a Hyde Park Concert

The biggest pop star in the world lights up London's Hyde Park, both figuratively and literally.

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Anton Fig featuring Ivan Neville - “Inside Out” (audio) (premiere)

David Letterman's longtime drummer steps out on his own with his debut solo album.

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The Modern Electric - “Same Old Haunts” (audio) (premiere)

The Cleveland band returns with a new helping of working-class pop music.

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Jeff Beck: Performing This Week… Live at Ronnie Scott’s

Recorded at the famed London jazz club of the same name, this sensational double disc set recasts many -- though not all -- of the individual highlights of Beck’s nearly 50-year career.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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