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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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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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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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Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

An amazingly curated and lovingly rendered collection that examines the wildly entertaining music of Bobby Rush.

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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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Jay Willie Blues Band: Johnny’s Juke Joint

Jay Willie Blues Band's sounds exactly as its name implies. How you feel about this will determine your overall enjoyment of the album.

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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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Julie Rhodes - “In Your Garden” (audio) (premiere)

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, this new track announces the arrival of a significant new Americana/blues talent.

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