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Dream Theater: "Images, Words & Beyond" at the Forum Karlín, Prague

Combining old classics with new cuts, Dream Theater demonstrates why they've managed to stick around all these years.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s - Part 1 (100 - 81)

The first part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, starting with 100 through 81.

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Migos Reclaim Their Dab With the Dab Tour, Starting at the Regency Ballroom

Migos blow out the Regency Ballroom with a sold out show: featuring a new single, an intense viewer experience, and a fresh new dance.

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Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 - Live at Royal Albert Hall

In celebration of his 70th, Clapton returns to the main stage in fine form.

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Ann Hampton Callaway: From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughn Project

Ann Hampton Callaway covers the late, great Sarah Vaughan incredibly on From Sassy to Divine.

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Moby: Almost Home - Live at the Fonda, L.A.

Proof that Natural Blues, sweaty funk, and tender balladry can go together

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Cloud Cult: Unplug

Occasional corniness aside, Cloud Cult have crafted an excellent live album.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Everybody’s Talkin’

This great blues/soul band, live and on the road: singing, horns, killer guitar, real music.

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Feist + The Low Anthem: 3 June 2012 - Madison, WI

A perfect outing for a Sunday night. The Low Anthem pulled everyone in and Feist put on a monstrous show.

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Amanda Palmer: Several Attempts to Cover Songs...

And the award for "Self-Explanatory Album Title of the Year" goes to... Amanda Palmer, for Several Attempts to Cover Songs by The Velvet Underground & Lou Reed for Neil Gaiman as His Birthday Approaches.

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Wes Montgomery: Echoes of Indiana Avenue

Other than a crackling record on a turntable, there is perhaps nothing more satisfying to a jazz aficionado than the release of never-before-heard material from a great player.

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Glen Campbell: Live In Japan

Live In Japan is an artifact completely unworthy of the reissue treatment.

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Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks 32 and 33

The Grateful Dead's most exciting stuff is born of some pretty daring work on the high wire. They certainly fall from time to time, but not nearly as often as they might.

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Pine Hill Haints: Welcome to the Midnight Opry

An otherwise worthy batch of full-spectrum roots music that suffers from slipshod production.

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Tegan and Sara: Get Along

Get Along adequately fills the empty niche of a live acoustic in the twins’ growing discography, but it’s not special.

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John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers

These two discs -- one live, one in the studio -- show Prine's early songs fully formed and genuinely brilliant, though we also hear him figuring out how best to deliver them.

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Counting Crows: August and Everything After - Live at Town Hall

Counting Crows celebrate independence from Geffen by releasing a four year old live album and signing a rapper to the band's new label; I'm not sure which is the more confounding choice.

Adam Finley
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White Lies: iTunes Festival London 2011

Yes, this question's got a hold on me: Why does a band that relies on studio clean-up bother releasing live content that is so dull and subpar?

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Arguing the Merits of Live's "All Over You"

Painfully earnest and soberly overwrought, for one album and one song in particular Live managed to convincingly sell the drama.

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Marianne Dissard: Paris One Takes

Soft little "La Confetti" from L'Entredeux now opens with a guitar like a jet engine.

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Nirvana: Live at Reading

Few live shows are able to communicate a band's heart and soul the way Nirvana's is brilliantly encapsulated here.

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Tom Waits: Glitter and Doom Live

The idiosyncrasy with which the long-revered songwriter has built his legacy on transpires just as fascinatingly through a live venue as it does on his studio records.

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Phoebe Snow: Live

Think of it as the equivalent of one of those New Orleans funeral procession marching bands that mournfully wail on the way to the graveyard and then bust loose on the way home.

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Live: Live at the Paradiso Amsterdam

Alternative rockers Live drop in from the '90s to bring us a long-awaited live album. The only question: Who exactly has been waiting for it?

Kyle Deas
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B.B. King: B.B. King and His Orchestra Live

King's incredible orchestra help create a wonderful recording on this 1983 set.

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In Praise of Older Women: The Best Records of 2008 by Women 45 Years Old and Over

The old music-industry adage is that if a woman doesn't have a hit by the time she's 22 years old, she should probably look for another career. That's obviously a load of blarney.

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The Brakes: Tale of Two Cities

Philadelphia five-piece the Brakes offers up a live set of mostly dull, if well-oiled, bar rock.

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Brad Mehldau Trio: Live

The young king of modern piano does Godfather Bill Evans proud once again with another winning live album at the “Carnegie Hall of jazz".

Ron Hart
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Henrik Schwarz: Live

One of the more enjoyable house CDs I've heard in quite a while.

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Various Artists: A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, Live

Consisting both of songs of reflective reverence and tracks marked by an amusing, folksy charm, the album presents fourteen offerings from a diverse lineup of artists.

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The Jesus Lizard: Live [DVD]

If you can swim with The Jesus Lizard, then dive right in with this DVD.

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Wisdom in Chains: Die for Us, Live [DVD]

Unlike most genres of music, hardcore is not about the spectacle of the band but rather the all-inclusive participation of everyone present.

Erik Hinton
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Nicki Jaine: Live

Cabaret vocalist mixes up sultry, surreal modernity with traditional numbers for great effect.

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2Pac: Live

Tim O'Neil
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Les Yeux Noirs: Live

Barbara Flaska
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