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The 70 Best Albums of 2019

From forward-looking electronic and experimental to new approaches in the ever-evolving R&B scene, from hip-hop and punk to rock and pop, 2019 bestowed an embarrassment of musical riches upon us.

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Foo Fighters 4th of July 20th Anniversary Blowout at RFK Stadium (Photos)

Foo Fighters and friends, like Buddy Guy, Heart and LL Cool J, celebrated the band's 20th anniversary, and the 4th of July, with a huge festival in Washington, D.C.

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Watch Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr, Courtney Barnett, and Benjamin Booker Play Bonnaroo (video)

From Alabama Shakes' Americana-infused rock to Courney Barnett's witty indie, Bonnaroo had something for everyone in 2015.

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OutKast Fires Up the Audience at Day One of Forecastle Festival

From the minimalist indie rock of Spoon to the extravagant performance by OutKast, day one of Forecastle did not disappoint.

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Ranking the Performances: The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

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Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

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Gary Clark Jr.: Seeing Is Believing

If you have a chance to check Clark out live, do so. He sounds fine in a studio setting, and I encourage you to grab his new disc. But like most of the better acts, especially of the jazz and blues idioms, he needs to be seen to be appreciated, and believed.

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Gary Clark Jr.: Blak & Blu

Gary Clark Jr.'s major label debut is an uneven attempt at making a legend out of an artist that may just have the talent to one day earn that title. As for the present, there's still work to do.

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Honeydripper

John Sayles' Honeydripper is less a conventional film than a bluesy collaboration -- slow-moving and contemplative, wily and laced through with cultural nuances.

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