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Neil Young: Peace Trail

Peace Trail offers Young's folkie assertiveness, but it could have benefited from more gestational time.

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Not Lame Records’ Jellyfish Story Is a Fitting Tribute

This is the story of two talented Bay Area songwriters who create a pair of brilliant power pop records and then fade into obscurity.

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Seth Walker - “High Time” (video) (premiere)

Seth Walker's "High Time" is a wonderful counterpoint to the doom and gloom that surrounds this week's inauguration.

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12 Jan 2017 // 9:55 AM

Valerie June - “Shakedown” (Singles Going Steady)

Valerie June brings us a gospel that speaks in tongues and gets down and dirty on “Shakedown”.

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Paul and the Tall Trees: Our Love in the Light

Staten Island native and former touring guitarist for Charles Bradley steps out on his own with a soulful, vocally idiosyncratic debut.

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9 Jan 2017 // 2:20 AM

The Doors: London Fog 1966

These newly rediscovered tapes represent the earliest known live recordings of the Doors, something that unfortunately quickly becomes all too evident.

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Sadler Vaden Became Their Muse (Podcast)

Sadler Vaden inspires songwriters to reach their full potential, but he hopes they never get there.

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29 Dec 2016 // 9:00 AM

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta

The singers and instrumentalists used the acoustics of the room to create overtones and play with the reverberations they initially created.

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Led Zeppelin: The Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin’s full BBC sessions are finally reunited more than 40 years after they were recorded and 20 years after the bulk of the collection first appeared.

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The Spencer Davis Group: Taking Out Time: Complete Recordings 1967-1969

What happens to a band when founding members depart? If you're the Spencer Davis Group, you soldier on and make the best of it.

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NPR Music Host Bob Boilen on the Songs That Impacted Musician’s Lives

The radio personality collected artist interviews about their life-changing songs in a new book. He discussed it here with PopMatters.

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The Rolling Stones: Blue and Lonesome

On their new album, the Stones return to their origins -- but now with greater authority and skill

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The Music in Brian Wilson’s Mind

Brian Wilson proves himself to be just that in the appropriately titled, I Am Brian Wilson.

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Altering Your Course Through a Song: An Interview With NPR’s Bob Boilen

Co-host of 'All Things Considered' on NPR, Bob Boilen discusses his book, Your Song Changed My Life, and what music has affected him.

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Joe Russo and his bandmates are taking an aggressively electrifying approach to the Dead’s music not seen since Phil Lesh was pushing the boundaries with his cutting edge “Quintet” lineup from 2000-03.

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

Youngquist brings considerable skills to the life and work of the legendary but underappreciated and often misunderstood composer, keyboardist, and poet Sun Ra.

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Fleetwood Mac: Mirage (Deluxe)

The album that kicked off the '80s for the soft-rock icons has, for the most part, aged like a fine wine, despite the inherently fractured relationship of its main creative minds.

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7 Dec 2016 // 9:07 AM

Papa M: Highway Songs

Considering the circumstances, Papa M’s latest is an unexpectedly unburdened record.

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6 Dec 2016 // 2:15 AM

The Answer: Solas

Irish rockers return with a varied, resolute record meant to carry us out of the darkness and into the light.

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That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

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"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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