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Bob Dylan's 'The Nobel Lecture' Requires a Tolerance for Sentimentality

Are Dylan's thoughts the dismissible ramblings of an insecure autodidact still trying to impress the professors?

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'I Don't Sound like Nobody' Sheds New Light on the Birth of the Modern Music Industry

Albin J. Zak III argues that rock 'n' roll evolved more than it spontaneously erupted, with much of what came to be associated with rock having roots in music that had nothing to do with rock.

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Buddy Holly: Down the Line: Rarities

One could easily create a wonderful 20-track compilation of the best tunes from these two discs that would turn into an apathetic listener into a Holly enthusiast.

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Juno (Deluxe): Music From the Motion Picture

How to capitalize on one of the few successful movie soundtracks of the past decade? Re-release it a year later with some "b-sides!"

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Buddy Holly: Gold

It's probably impossible to overstate Buddy Holly's importance.

Jon Langmead

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