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Bar/None Records Deliver Important Entries Expanding Alex Chilton's Legacy and Catalog

The exploration of Alex Chilton's recording career and legacy is expanded by Bar/None Records' dual release of From Memphis to New Orleans and Songs from Robin Hood Lane.

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Counterbalance: Big Star's 'Third/Sister Lovers'

Lo they did rejoice, the bright and pure of voice. And the wrong shall fail and the right prevail. A 1978 (or 1974) cult classic is this week's Counterbalance.

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I Wrote This Song for You: An Interview with Chris Stamey

The Sneakers, the dBs, working closely with Big Star, and with a unique solo career all is own, Chris Stamey has had his hand all over numerous touchstones in rock music. He speaks to PopMatters about his latest album, honoring Leonard Cohen, and how when you invite XTC's Andy Partridge to sing on your album, he just might do something else instead ...

Len Comaratta
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Alex Chilton: Free Again: The 1970 Sessions

Free Again: The 1970 Sessions shows Chilton working in top form in a wide variety of genres; it’s as good as anything Chilton recorded

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After Hurricane Katrina, the Band Plays On: 'Groove Interrupted'

These profiles of some of the leading figures in New Orleans music capture the strength and faith they summoned to keep the music going after Hurricane Katrina.

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Ray Davies: See My Friends

Ray Davies' latest album is part tribute compilation, part vanity project. Mark my words, no one will be discussing this a year from now.

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The Posthumous Sales Bump

Analyzing the phenomenon of the inevitable spike in album sales and interest of an artist after they die.

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December Boys: On Life and Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton spent his musical life testing the limits of his enormous gifts and the patience of his devoted fans. He was a conflicted artist, equally talented and mistrusting of his talents. Music came easily, so he made it harder.

Chris Milam
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"I'm in Love with That Song": Remembering Alex Chilton

It's impossible with Chilton's music to not become personally engulfed; it's impossible to not feel an impenetrable attachment to it. The quintessential outsider, his music spoke to generations of fans who encapsulate those wrangled emotions.

Anthony Lombardi
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Making a Case for the Most Underappreciated Band in Pop Music

Big Star may have long dwindled on the threshold of musical ubiquity and dangling obscurity, but it strangely seems like the only befitting legacy for artists so caught between their innate standing as pop music outsiders and their reverential, ever-striving will for superstardom.

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Wonder: The Photos of Stephanie Chernikowski

Chernikowski's 35mm black-and-white stills (a sampling of which is included in the Museum of Modern Art’s Looking at Music: Side 2 exhibit this fall) exude more than just an appreciation for the magnetic personalities they capture, but also a sense of discovery.

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Pleased to Meet 'Em: The Replacements' Sire Years

Rhino reissues the second half of the Replacements' discography, from the mid-'80s masterpiece Tim to their laid-back 1990 swan song, All Shook Down.

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