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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 3: 60 - 41
29 Sep 2015 // 8:02 PM
Some songs are too weird to attract mainstream success.
Jamming the Pistols
21 Oct 2012 // 5:18 PM
While the Sex Pistols were specifically designed to cause havoc, the Jam started as a community hall dance band, doing watered-down Beatles covers and Motown standards for disinterested pub-goers and overboozed wedding guests.
'A Town Called Malice': What's Happened to Working-Class Music?
9 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM
Is it possible that the very idea of the working class doesn't exist in popular music today -- as if it's been erased?
The Jam: About the Young Idea: The Very Best of the Jam
6 Aug 2015 // 8:30 PM
You can dock About the Young Idea a point for its lack of marketing vision, but the Jam were as good as three-and-a-half minutes or less gets.
Paul Weller: Saturns Pattern
20 May 2015 // 9:30 PM
This is not just serviceable "craft" meant to keep the fans happy; this is magic that's up for grabs to all.