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Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues

Arizona's power-pop emo heroes are back with a diverse new album full of sonic riches and emotional maturity.

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Cheena: Spend the Night With…

Cheena’s music can sometimes feel like a vapid novelty: fun while it lasts but short on ideas that would give you a desire to revisit.

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The Answer - ‘Solas’ (album stream) (premiere) + Interview

Northern Ireland's the Answer returns with a mature and heartfelt examination of the life and its most painful and rewarding moments.

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Melvin Seals and JGB Keep the Flame Burning at Terrapin Crossroads

There’s a spiritual sustenance of sorts in Garcia’s music that can be hard to put a finger on per se, but the continuing demand and praise for these celestial harmonics is empirical evidence of its existence.

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Melissa Etheridge: MEmphis Rock and Soul

MEmphis Rock and Soul finds Etheridge lacking the secret ingredient that once made these songs timeless classics.

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19 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Big Star: Complete Third

The premiere cult band's strangest record is reissued with every recording from its legendary sessions, presenting a story of its creator's descent into madness.

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Revolutionary Poet: Bob Dylan Upended Foundations of Pop With His Literate Lyrics

Bob Dylan opened the doors of what was possible in popular music with his 1965 single "Like a Rolling Stone".

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Two Separate Memoirs Tell the Singular Tale of the Beach Boys

Now two key figures in the Beach Boys have emerged with memoirs that offer conflicting histories of one of America’s most revered bands and their contributions to it.

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14 Oct 2016 // 10:08 AM

Kingsley Flood - ‘Another Other’ (album stream) (premiere)

Kingsley Flood is one of those bands that matter as they address race, identity and class issues in a serious way in their music.

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Adding Spice Amid the Chaos, an Interview With Faith No More’s Billy Gould

Faith No More's producer, songwriter and bassist on the songwriting craft, the re-release of their first album, and the real reasons behind guitarist Jim Martin's departure.

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Faith No More: King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime (Reissue) / Album of the Year (Reissue)

These reissues cover the original end of the band. The overstuffed King for a Day and the (unfairly?) maligned Album of the Year make for interesting revisits with equally interesting bonus discs.

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13 Oct 2016 // 11:36 AM

Joan Armatrading - “The Weakness in Me” (audio) (premiere)

British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading returns with a new live release, as well as music for a Shakespeare production in London.

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Hymns and Confessions: A Conversation With Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter

Crescenzo is proud yet humble, blunt, and occasionally enigmatic in discussing Act V, as well as the past and future of The Dear Hunter in general.

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Bruce Springsteen Meets Fans and Chats ‘Born to Run’ in NYC (Video)

Promoting his memoir Born to Run, The Boss visited Barnes & Noble and an Apple Store in NYC where he sat for a chat.

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4 Oct 2016 // 10:15 AM

The Pretenders - “Holy Commotion” (Singles Going Steady)

Twinkly synths, jangling guitars, and Chrissy Hynde's voice as strong as ever? Count me in.

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4 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Phish: Big Boat

On their 13th official studio album, Phish continue to mature as a band while still keeping things fresh, surprising and funky.

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The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World

The prototypical outsider group’s sole album gets the loving curatorial reissue treatment it so richly deserves.

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Hidden City to Hidden Cities: An Interview with the Cult’s Billy Duffy

Wrapping up a blazing tour supporting new album Hidden City, The Cult's Billy Duffy reflects on the band's dynamic, their style, and how best to irritate the critics.

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David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974/1976)

The second in the lavish series of box sets surveying David Bowie's career contains some essential classics, but is stretched a little thin and has some disappointing omissions.

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28 Sep 2016 // 10:27 AM

The White Stripes - “City Lights” (Singles Going Steady)

Five years after the White Stripes' heartbreaking end, "City Lights" is a melancholy echo of what was.

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Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

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