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Tuesday, August 12 2014

What Is and What Will Always Be: A Fresh Look at Led Zeppelin’s Familiar Masterpieces

With the exception of the Beatles, no other band has loomed quite so large as Led Zeppelin, to the extent that we’ll never run out of things to say: good, bad and great.


Monday, July 28 2014

The 18 Ways of Beginning and Ending an Album

Whether by chance or by careful planning, there is an observable pattern to intros and outros in albums. PopMatters breaks down 18 of them.


Thursday, June 6 2013

Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign (remastered)

The greatest left-handed-upside-down guitarist of all time gets the royal treatment on the latest reissue of his masterpiece.


Monday, April 22 2013

In Defense Of ... The Rock Drummer

Bobby Gillespie once said it best: You can't have a good band if you don't have a good drummer. As rock music has proved over the years, that adage is far more true than one might think.


Tuesday, March 6 2012

Saint Bernadette: The Nevers

A disappointing, half-great rock record...


Monday, October 31 2011

All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - “The Battle of Evermore”

Leaving behind heavy metal bombast for high fantasy, on "The Battle of Evermore" Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant duets with folk singer Sandy Denny for a thrilling mandolin-driven epic inspired by Celtic myth and some books about hobbits.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - “Rock and Roll”

In the hands of a force like Led Zeppelin, a tribute to the golden age of rock music will inevitably sound thoroughly '70s -- wantonly libidinous and bone-crushingly heavy.


Monday, October 17 2011

All That Glitters: Led Zeppelin - “Black Dog”

As part of an eight-week commemoration of the 40th anniversary of one of the most successful albums ever released, Sound Affects's Between the Grooves series examines Led Zeppelin's awe-inspiring fourth LP. First up is "Black Dog", a brazen expression of lust that balances its primal urges with nimble riffing and a clever arrangement.


Friday, September 9 2011

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.


Sunday, August 28 2011

Wherever He May Roam: Mick Wall Enters Night With a New Rock Bio

Besides writing the harrowing and hilarious drug memoir of his rock life, Paranoid, critic Mick Wall has written biographies on Iron Maiden, Axl Rose, as well as the definitive 2009 Led Zeppelin biography. He talks with PopMatters about his latest book, Enter Night.


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