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Revisiting the Beginnings of Progressive Metal Titan Between the Buried and Me

Between the Buried and Me's debut is a little weirder than expected, but not nearly as creative as they would become.

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Lighting a Fire in the Rain: An Interview with Travis

Two decades on, lauded Scottish rockers Travis reflect on the re-issue of their masterpiece The Man Who along with their pivotal Glastonbury performance, which launched the group to new heights.

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Poppies: Assorted Finery from the First Psychedelic Age

Poppies is a journey through the outer reaches of obscure but brilliant psychedelic songs on this wonderfully crafted compilation from Craft Recordings.

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'Soul Explosion' Is the Sound of Memphis Soul Reinvented

Fifty years ago, Stax Records became an independent label and this new two-LP compilation details that daring, exhilarating period in soul music.

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Sheets of Sound: John Coltrane's Breakthrough Year Is Lovingly Compiled in a Stellar New Boxed Set

With Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings, 37 tracks from one of the most important phases of the late jazz great's career are presented in a gorgeous new deluxe package.

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Feelin' Right Saturday Night: The Ric & Ron Anthology

This excellent single-CD anthology celebrates the short-lived but important Ric and Ron Records, whose early 1960s releases captured the bubbling stew of street blues, jazz, and soul that would coalesce into the commercial pop sounds that identify New Orleans' diverse yet distinct music today.

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Terry Callier's Debut Turns 50

Terry Callier's beginnings as a folk interpreter get a stunning birthday present from Craft Recordings' 50th anniversary edition of The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier.

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R.E.M. Grow Up in Public on 'At the BBC'

R.E.M. at the BBC features eight CDs and a DVD of material recorded live in Britain by R.E.M., who went from cult heroes to global superstars right before our eyes.

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