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28 Sep 2016 // 9:27 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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28 Sep 2016 // 1:05 AM

WITCH: Lukombo Vibes

Exuberant grooves and a growing sense of musicianship mark WITCH's first foray into true Afro rock.

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The Personal Accounts of The Beach Boys Make This Documentary Worthwhile

Classic Albums: Pet Sounds expands the mythos of one musician to an entire group, and in doing so, allows us to see the project in a different, equally compelling light.

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Doyle Bramhall II: Rich Man

Bramhall does plenty of good things, but ultimately Rich Man lands as a solid but slightly frustrating release.

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Andre Cymone - “Hallelujah” (premiere)

Prince's childhood friend and bassist came back with socially-conscious rock in 2014, but with his new EP, addresses America's race issues head-on.

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23 Sep 2016 // 7:24 AM

Touché Amoré: Stage Four

Touché Amoré's fourth album is its most confessional to date, and arguably its most powerful.

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The Warlocks: Songs from the Pale Eclipse

Songs from the Pale Eclipse will surprise few fans of neo-psychedelia, but it can stand in until the next bold psych release.

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Wilder in the Heart: An Interview With Butch Walker

He's a Top 40 pop producer by day, '80s rock solo kingpin by night. Butch Walker's back with charm (and stories) to spare.

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21 Sep 2016 // 1:15 AM

God Damn: Everything Ever

God Damn return with their sophomore album, Everything Ever, a roaring and visceral record that suggests the band has a broadening vision and growing ambitions.

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21 Sep 2016 // 1:05 AM

Vulture Whale: Aluminium

Better than steroids were for baseball and OJ was for Ford Broncos, beautifully exotic yet weaving the basket between perfect indie pop and obtuse punk funk.

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All a Put-On, Man: Six Weird Things About ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

This story's milieu is a special mythical corner of The Establishment, and yet it's weird as hell.

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Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: It Is What It Is

In blues, the music speaks for itself -- and this is good blues music.

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Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Veteran producer Daniel Lanois frees his music completely on the appropriately-named Goodbye to Language.

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12 Sep 2016 // 8:00 AM

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: Season 2

Denis Leary investigating his own mortality is just one way season two of Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll shows why the series deserves a third season.

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Artful Conversation in ‘The Return of Rubén Blades’

Like the man himself, The Return of Rubén Blades is proof that art is important, but only a part of living a rich, thoughtful life.

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12 Sep 2016 // 1:10 AM

Butch Walker: Stay Gold

Butch Walker gives his greatest performance to date on heart-filled album.

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Terra Lightfoot: Every Time My Mind Runs Wild

Catchy, soulful, and genuine, Lightfoot’s latest efforts soar just as much as her soulful vocals.

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At Last, a Sober and Punk Rendering of Bruce Springsteen’s Life and Work

Boss is a solid book because the firm, understated power of Gillian Gaar’s gutter feminist voice cuts through all that glitters around Springsteen.

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Tower Records in a Nutshell: ‘All Things Must Pass’

A nostalgic and warm look at a defunct record chain that brings the real substance and heart of the rise and fall.

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Out of the Ashes and Making Smashes: Welcoming Whitney

Born from the ashes of Chicago's beloved rock stalwarts Smith Westerns comes Whitney: a sly pop duo whose sharp changes in direction and sound may very well change your life.

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Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

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"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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