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Faith No More: We Care a Lot (Deluxe Band Edition)

Can a classic recording be imperfect? Can a work of art's reputation be bigger, better than the work itself? The newly-reissued Faith No More debut suggests that the answer is maybe.

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Van Morrison: It’s Too Late to Stop Now… Vols. II, III, IV and DVD

One of rock music's greatest live albums gets a sequel and shows a legendary singer/songwriter at the peak of his powers.

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The Tragically Hip: Man Machine Poem

This may be this inventive Canadian outfit's swan song, but you don't have to cry. It's as good, if not better, than any of the band's past glories.

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The Dexateens - “Teenage Hallelujah” (audio) (premiere)

"Teenage Hallelujah" is the quintessential Southern rock song, dusty and distorted and frenetic.

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The Conquerors - “Turned Me to Stone” (audio) (premiere)

There’s a reason the Beatles were so popular back in the day, and the Conquerors’ excellent approximation of that success is ample proof why.

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‘Into the Maelstrom’ Provides a Fascinating View of 20th Century Underground Movements

Free music performer and writer David Toop spends much of his latest effort exploring the philosophical and artistic movements from which pre-1970 performers drew inspiration.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s

Last fall we brought you the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s. Now, we move forward in time and examine what many consider the "golden age" of alternative rock, with the "100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s".

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Elise Davis - “Finally” (audio) (premiere)

At the end of the day, rock ain’t so bad.

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Pink Talking Fish Take San FranPhishco

Pink Talking Fish mix the repertoires of Phish, Pink Floyd and the Talking Heads. Now they’re boldly joining the Phish aftershow party cottage industry.

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James Williamson and Petra Haden - “Blues Jumped the Rabbit” (audio) (premiere)

It’s a gloomy, slow song, but it’s one full of instrumental light, borne aloft by crystalline piano and echoing guitar.

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3 Aug 2016 // 1:10 AM

Rich Robinson: Flux

Rich Robinson's fourth solo LP quiets any doubts that he can write and rock without the Black Crowes.

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Gov’t Mule: The Tel-Star Sessions

Recorded across the magical summer of 1994, these tracks show that Gov't Mule arrived with the passion and fire that would characterize the group's style and sound for 20 years to come.

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2 Aug 2016 // 1:15 AM

Heart: Beautiful Broken

The Wilson sisters resurrect some songs from their early '80s forgotten years and fix what was broken, often achieving beauty.

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‘Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise’ Doesn’t Find the Transcendence Within Perry

In its attempt to worship, Vision of Paradise condescends and exploits.

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The Bourgeois - “Summer of George” (audio) (premiere)

“Summer of George” rocks like it’s 2007, their form of alt-metal ticking all the boxes which made bands like Evans Blue and Mudvayne so good.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Friends and Family”

In an up-close and personal episode, the gang’s in Denver for a hometown double bill, and everyone's got an itch that needs scratching when it comes to family.

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Edgar Winter: The Definitive Collection

The Definitive Collection features the big singles, the lost classics, and so many more facets to the Edgar Winter tale that time has mostly forgotten.

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The Dan Ryan - “Tomorrow Forever” (video) (premiere)

If you’ve ever complained about people tagging music which ends up being too straightforward for your taste “psychedelic rock”, the Dan Ryan might be something you’d like.

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Wages - “Super Perfect Dreams” (audio) (premiere)

It’s the kind of sound easily (and appropriately) described as “crystalline,” casually undulating melody and harmony conjuring images of cosmic seas or technicolor caverns.

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26 Jul 2016 // 9:00 AM

Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer

Angered by a world going to hell, Jeff Beck rages against the dying of the light with a little help from his friends.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: The Best Games of 2016

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"The Moving Pixels Podcast counts down our top five games of 2016.

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