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Empire: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Et tu, Brute?”

Given this episode's recycling of season one's plot, it seems as though we’ve maybe seen most of what Empire has to offer.

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Mark Lanegan: One Way Street

These early recordings offer a telling glimpse of Lanegan’s initial efforts as an emerging solo artist with his own unique vision.

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Bernard Sumner’s Modest Tales of Joy Division and New Order

Guitarist Bernard Sumner shares his recollections of Joy Division and New Order, both seminal post-punk outfits whose influence cannot be overstated.

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In ‘Youth’, Life Is a Boisterous, Wide-Ranging Musical Composition

In any language remains a thoroughly involving filmmaker, playful even when he is at his most serious and with a great visual sense

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2 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

The Who Sell Out at 50

The Who is a band that’s almost as agile as it’s always been, even if there are teleprompters here and there and the guitarist no longer does spectacular leaps in the air.

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The Vivid Walls That Surround Us All

This Blu-ray release of Roger Waters' staging of Pink Floyd's magnum opus has copious bonus materials.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Sinned Against”

This week's episode "Sinned Against" was aptly titled, as it seemed a blatant transgression against believability and audience investment in the show.

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Matt Lande - ‘GLOW’ (album stream) (premiere)

The latest album by the Portland singer-songwriter seamlessly blends pop and alternative rock.

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A Very Special Christmas With Freddie  Mercury and Co.

Forty years after the release of A Night at the Opera we're treated to a powerful set from Queen, the best British band of the '70s, at the mighty Hammersmith Odeon.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 8 - “My Bad Parts”

At only halfway through the show’s second season, there is still a lot of space for Empire's writers to surprise us, but the further the show strays into melodramatic cliche, the less likely it seems they will.

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Young Empires - “Uncover Your Eyes” (video) (premiere)

The Canadian band go for broke on their mainstream-friendly new single.

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It Looks Like Most Rock Docs and Feels Like Most Rock Docs—It’s ‘I Am Thor’

He’s a tank that keeps on plowing through the fields in the face of opposing forces, and it’s somehow admirable and inspirational that he hasn’t given up.

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Does Michael Jackson’s Work Contain the Stuff of Genius?

Steve Knopper’s highly readable biography MJ: The Genius of Michael Jackson lays out a credible case for Jackson to be considered along those lofty lines, and not simply as a supreme entertainer.

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‘Impromptu’ Is Light on Coherence, Heavy on Scandal

It's not that this film is bad, but the witty dialogue, solid acting, and lovely camerawork can't make up for it's tonal confusion or pacing.

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Empire: Season 2, Episodes 5-6 - “A High Hope for a Low Heaven” / “True Love Never”

By introducing new plot lines and dramatic twists and turns without ever really capitalizing on the ones already set up, Empire's offering too many loose ends and half-developed characters about whom it's incredibly difficult to care.

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Gillbanks - “Nerve” (video) (premiere)

The London artist blends two disparate sounds from the 1990s, creating a contemporary hybrid.

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‘Neil Young: American Traveller’ Annotates Young’s Musical Map

Martin Halliwell takes obvious joy in exploring Neil Young's famous wanderlust, and illustrates the sometimes complicated relationship between musician and landscape.

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‘A Town Called Malice’: What’s Happened to Working-Class Music?

Is it possible that the very idea of the working class doesn't exist in popular music today -- as if it's been erased?

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‘All Things Must Pass’ Chronicles the Rise and Fall of the Music Supermarket

In Colin Hanks’ admiring and tragic corporate biography, Tower Records wasn’t just a rock 'n' roll mecca, but a family operation that got high on its own supply.

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Skyler Cocco - “Some Nerve” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter blends classic grunge sounds with a strong pop sensibility on her new single.

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