Shake It Up: All the Music Thats Fit to Freak Out About

‘Shake It Up’: All the Music That’s Fit to Freak Out About

By Chris Barsanti

The Library of America’s rollicking greatest-hits volume of music criticism is an awesomely unwieldy pile of opinion that celebrates not just music, but the very act of appreciating and understanding it. 22 May 2017 // 9:30 AM

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

This Filthy World (2006)

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Crash: Pony Ride

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Converge: No Heroes

Yet another reminder of just how scarily talented this band is.

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11 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Prince: Prince and the N.P.G.: Diamonds and Pearls [DVD]

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"A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

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