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Hard Times, Easy Listening: 10 Albums for Autumn 2020

Music has been a most necessary balm in 2020 and will remain one in the post-summer months. This list offers a brief repository of albums that gleam in ways particularly autumnal.

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Nathan Wiseman-Trowse's Authorial Fancy About a Nick Drake Song

Speculation is interesting, but it seems that the best option for someone writing about Nick Drake's "Dreaming England" would be assertiveness, conclusiveness, and definition.

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Music, Meaning and Money: The Special Ingredients of Media and Consumerism in Pop

On negotiations between the pop/rock singer, a media-savvy audience, corporations, and meaning itself. Entranced by media, we turn everything into media; beholden to commerce, we turn life into a commodity.

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Graig Markel: Graig Markel

The feel good about feeling bad record of the year.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.

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The Best Re-Issues of 2007

From '60s soul to bluegrass and Krautrock to post-punk, PopMatters counts down the year's best re-issued albums.

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Nick Drake: Fruit Tree

If he only knew how immense his impact would be, perhaps Drake would still be with us. Then again, it's not just the music, but also the tragedy, that makes Drake such an alluring, enduring figure.

Michael Franco
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Nick Drake: Under Review [DVD]

Nick Drake: Under Review readdresses some of the myths that have emerged about this talented and enigmatic singer/ songwriter.

Ryan Scott
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Nick Drake: Family Tree

The latest album of Nick Drake's rare recordings is also the most heartfelt and interesting, painting the picture of a young man in love with the blues.

Matthew Fiander

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