Articles tagged rock, paper, scissors

Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection shows Springsteen and the band writing their second act, the one where they figured out how to grow up without losing touch with the energy and freedom of rock 'n' roll.

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Hurricane #1: Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Alex Lowe's resurrected version of Hurricane #1 has recorded an album that you just can't help but admire.

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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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Patty Smyth - “The Christmas Song” (audio) (premiere)

The Grammy and Academy award nominated singer-songwriter returns with her first release in 16 years.

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Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay originally fell to the altar of their influences before finding their voice. Now they rip off other songs so blatantly that you wonder if a lawsuit is waiting around the corner.

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The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (take 2)

Live bootlegs are rarely essential, but this exhaustive documentation of a crucial moment in Velvets history is definitely one of them.

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Eva Cassidy - “Take Me to the River” (video) (premiere)

The late, great blues singer/guitarist tears through a soul classic recorded in 1996.

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The Beach Boys: Beach Boys’ Party! Uncovered and Unplugged

The music suggests the Beach Boys are all having fun, despite the pretense of enjoyment. This is meta-amusement.

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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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Dweezil Zappa: Via Zammata

It's been a long haul for Dweezil Zappa fans, waiting for him to step up and release the album he's capable of.

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Bill Carter - “Recipe For Disaster” (audio) (premiere)

The veteran songwriter returns with a new solo album and a brand new track to hear.

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The Ann Wilson Thing: #1 Record

Ann Wilson opts to step out on her own and explore some terrain where Heart otherwise wouldn’t tread.

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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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The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes (take 2)

Lou Reed and friends were miles away from New York City but that didn't matter a bit. These are fine hours of VU at their best.

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The Waiting Was the Hardest Part: Warren Zanes on Rock Icon Tom Petty

Tom Petty biographer and respected musician Warren Zanes speaks on heroin headlines, playlist gems, and playing the long game in rock music.

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

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

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Mia Dyson - “Tearing Up the Lawn” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian artist brilliantly captures teen restlessness on her new single.

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Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 - Live at Royal Albert Hall

In celebration of his 70th, Clapton returns to the main stage in fine form.

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23 Nov 2015 // 3:15 AM

Danzig: Skeletons

This long-awaited covers collection from the venerable vocalist features some surprising (and not-so-surprising) choices.

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