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The Most Memorable Albums of 1999 (Part 4)

Part four of the most "memorable" music of 1999 brings a superb sophomore turn from the Dixie Chicks while Garth Brooks goes kinda nuts. British rock stands proud with Muse, Gomez, and Supergrass and the schlocky, corporate rock of Creed rockets to the top of the US charts.

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The Beatles' 'White Album' Sounds Glorious on the 50th Anniversary Edition

Sketches, alternatives, and a beautiful 50th anniversary restoration of the eponymously titled landmark Beatles double LP.

Music

2018 ACL Music Festival Recap – Friday, Weekend Two

Young bands like Alvvays and Hozier get their chance to shine at ACL, but it's legends like David Byrne and Paul McCartney who dazzle the most.

Music

Paul McCartney Travels to 'Egypt Station' for an Enjoyable Stop in a Prolific Career

Paul McCartney's Egypt Station carries listeners on a conceptual journey through musical "stations" that admits experiences and teases experiments as only he could achieve and deliver.

Music

Treasuring Memories of Paul McCartney on 'One on One' Tour

McCartney welcomed Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt out for a song at Madison Square Garden.

Music

Lost Chords, Major Chords, Minor Chords, Dissonant Counter-melodies: 'Dreaming the Beatles'

This biography of the Beatles illustrates how their personality dynamics served as both a necessary elixir and an addictive poison in the creation of their music.

Music

You're Such a Lovely Audience: 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

Celebrating Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a little help from their friends; Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, Neil Young and the Mona Lisa Twins.

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25 Classic Beatles Songs

These are not necessarily the “best songs" in the Beatles' storied catalogue, but these are the songs through which we might gain the deepest appreciation for their popular genius.

Music

Paul McCartney Takes Nothing for Granted on 'One on One' Tour

Paul McCartney showered the Philly audience with love and even helped one couple get engaged.

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'Paul McCartney: The Life' Doesn't Whitewash or Sensationalize

Philip Norman's latest biography is loaded with wonderful passages, fascinating stories and cracking humor.

Jeremy Mikula
Television

Guessing the Grammys 2016: Expect Weirdness

Speculating on the nominees' odds in a dozen big categories.

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The Beatles Are Pent-Up Prisoners of Their Own Notoriety in 'A Hard Day's Night'

Over 50 years after its release A Hard Day's Night is regarded as a minor classic. It's easy to forget, however, that no one thought the film would ever achieve such stature.

John Firehammer
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Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City

Going hand-in-hand with the ongoing museum exhibit of the same name, A New Music City does an outstanding job defining the sweeping influence of Dylan and Cash throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Music

The Cathedral and the Shrink’s Office: 'All Things Must Pass' vs. 'Plastic Ono Band'

All Things Must Pass and Plastic Ono Band are the best of the post-Beatles albums because they demonstrate the opposing modes in the ways we exist.

Sam Buntz
Music

The 2015 Grammy Awards: Ranking the Performances

If you missed “music's biggest night”, or just want to relive it, here are all of the performances.

Music

How We All Survived the Astoundingly Morose 57th Annual Grammy Awards

AC/DC opened the telecast with a song called "Rock or Bust", a prophetic ultimatum that was answered all too quickly by a cavalcade of performers who seemed to be tripping over themselves to see who could be the most uninspiring of them all.

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Pop Unmuted Podcast: Chart to Chart and Rihanna's "Four Five Seconds"

On Episode 8 of Pop Unmuted, we talk about the importance of charts both Billboard and the new collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney, "Four Five Seconds".

Music

Paul McCartney and Wings: Wings at the Speed of Sound

The Wings album on which each member of the band sings and it really doesn't matter.

Music

Paul McCartney's Ten Greatest Live Performances

With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.

Music

George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75

Listening to the entire production on offer here means delving inside an artist's trajectory. Naivety, genius and clever pop.

Music

Counterbalance: Paul McCartney's 'Ram'

This week's Counterbalance takes on the 1,377th most acclaimed album of all time, Paul and Linda McCartney's 1971 joint effort. Have another look, have a cup of tea and a butter pie. (The butter wouldn't melt so we put it in a pie.)

Music

Paul McCartney - "Early Days" (video)

Sir Paul McCartney has released another video from his most recent studio effort, New, the folksy "Early Days".

Music

Bart Davenport: Physical World

In a world where originality is king, Physical World lays its classic rock inspiration bare. The result is a fine piece of throwback pop.

Books

Alas, Surface-Skimming Is the Dominant Mode in 'The Beatles Solo'

Books about the Fab Four need to justify themselves. The Beatles Solo, a handsome but information-light and overpriced doorstop, doesn't get there.

Music

Ranking the Performances: The 56th Annual Grammy Awards

Was music’s biggest night worth staying up all night for? Read on to find out.

Music

Guessing the 2014 Grammys

Predictions and behind-the-scenes info on who will win the 2014 Grammys in ten major categories.

Music

The Best Mainstream Pop Singles of 2013

Many genres collided in the pop realm in 2013, and the result (mostly) sounded great.

Music

It’s Johnny’s Birthday: Nine Lennon Tributes

Celebrating John Lennon’s 73rd birthday with songs from famous friends.

Games

Music, Movies, TVs, Games: October's Best Entertainment Options

Need a break from the real world? Here's the best of everything entertaining that requires an electrical outlet. This'll at least get you through October -- so long as the power holds.

Reviews

Paul McCartney & Wings Soar in 'Rockshow'

That Paul McCartney was having a fantastic 1976 is plain to see in the concert film Rockshow, featuring performances from the North American leg of his Wings Over the World tour, and recently released on DVD and Blu-ray.

Music

Paul McCartney and Wings - "Tomorrow"

When critics assail Paul McCartney for his lightweight material, it's songs like "Tomorrow" that they have in mind.

Music

Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums

In honor of his 71st birthday, let’s sample the best of his post-Beatles work.

Music

Paul McCartney Makes an Appearance on 'The Colbert Report' (videos)

Just this week Paul McCartney stopped by 'The Colbert Report' for a special hour-long interview and performance, playing a number of Beatles and Wings tunes

Music

In Defense of Music Festival Fatigue

It's time to question how relevant these large gatherings are as the multi-band concert industry continues to expand to obnoxious heights.

Games

Mods and Mellotrons: The Zombies at Abbey Road

The Zombies had arrived at Abbey Road Studios in June of 1967. Fortunately, the Beatles had left some things behind.

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