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The 10 Best Films of Sir Alan Parker

Here are 10 reasons to mourn the passing of one of England's most interesting directors, Sir Alan Parker.

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Feel and Form: A New Font Inspired by Miles Davis' 'Masqualero'

Like Miles Davis, the Masqualero typeface has a strong duality; there are two ways of looking at it, outside and in.

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Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art: A Definitive History and Showcase in a Genre-shattering Collective

Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell of Hipgnosis could scarcely have imagined the ways their album art would impact culture.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 5, 20-1

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 4, 40-21

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 3, 60-41

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 2, 80-61

Welcome back, my friends to the show that never ends. It's the 100 best classic progressive rock songs.

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The 100 Best Classic Progressive Rock Songs: Part 1, 100-81

After gamely attempting to track the 25 best old-school progressive albums of all time, it's inevitable we turn our attention to the best songs of the genre.

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The Strength of "Anatomy of a Song" Is Found in Its diverse and Impressive Group of Interviewees

A self-described “oral history jukebox” gives behind-the-scenes details about popular songs and the historical circumstances that shaped pop culture as we know it.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - "Winning a Losing Battle" (premiere) + Interview

Hear the latest from heavy prog act Crippled Black Phoenix.

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onDeadWaves - "Comfortably Numb" (Dusk Version) (Premiere)

onDeadWaves cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" is an attentive take on the classic song.

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David Gilmour and Polly Samson Take LA by Musical and Literary Storm

With Gilmour playing his first American shows in a decade, seen here at the Hollywood Bowl, there was a rare opportunity for the couple to appear together to discuss their collaborations.

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The Vivid Walls That Surround Us All

This Blu-ray release of Roger Waters' staging of Pink Floyd's magnum opus has copious bonus materials.

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The 25 Best Classic Progressive Rock Albums

The purpose of this column has been to revisit, reassess and, above all, celebrate classic prog rock, so it’s inevitable we name names and select the best of the best.

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David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock

Rattle That Lock is an intimate album with genuine feeling and heart, and Gilmour shows without question that his talents have not diminished.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 2)

Amused to Death, emerged as a dark, desultory look at the domination of the media as a brainless but powerful influence in the shaping of mankind’s political, religious and social ideals.

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Roger Waters: Amused to Death (take 1)

In 1992, Roger Waters released a mighty record that was given the bum's rush by pop history. Remixed, repackaged, and remastered, it's back to teach us a lesson.

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Counterbalance: Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.

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Gov't Mule: Dark Side of the Mule

With Dark Side of the Mule, Haynes and company’s faithful recitations do little to breathe life into already tired songs for those new to the Mule.

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Easy Star All-Stars: Dub Side of the Moon

Space-rock and dub reggae sound great together, man. Who knew?? 10th Anniversary reissue for the Pink Floyd reinterpretation.

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Gov't Mule - 'Money' (audio)

Pink Floyd gets the jam band blues treatment in Gov't Mule's latest live album, Dark Side of the Mule.

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Pink Floyd: The Endless River

On The Endless River, Pink Floyd sounds as strong as it did during some of its best years. On this almost entirely instrumental album, however, the lyrics are sorely missed.

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The Concept Album As a Performative Genre

Pink Floyd’s concept album The Wall is a key example of an artwork that the studies of the musical theatre are missing out.

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The 10 Best Concert Documentaries

What separates someone merely capturing a night when a band is on fire from a great concert documentary? Here are ten films that bridge that gap.

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The Crazy Diamond Shines On in 'The Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett Story'

This re-release is a complete and balanced documentary about a rock genius whose contributions proved to be short-lived, yet resonate.

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Tom Stoppard's Inability to Stop Delighting His Audience

A hodgepodge of The Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd, game theory, and philosophical thought experiments, Darkside is a self-reflexive interrogation of the nature of reality and fiction.

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Waters and Pink Floyd, Brick by Brick by Tantalizing Brick

It takes a complex writer to capture the complexity of Roger Waters, and to shine light on what we admire and dislike about this musical genius.

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Counterbalance No. 140: Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

Hey you. Yes, you behind the bikesheds. How can you have any pudding if you don't listen to the 140th most acclaimed album of all time? Pink Floyd's magnum opus is this week's Counterbalance, so settle in and feel the warm thrill of confusion.

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Pink Floyd: The Prog Rock Archetype

Although they became hugely successful, Pink Floyd championed a type of integrity that seems uniquely associated with progressive rock: they never imitated anyone else or copied their own previous efforts.

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Ten Songs From 1967 That Shaped Prog Rock

If 1967 characterizes a high point in rock music, it also initiated an explicit realignment of what was possible in the genre -- for better or worse.

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1967 and the Prog-Rock Progenitors

If 1967 characterizes a high point where rock music could be appraised as Art, it also initiated an explicit realignment of what was henceforth possible.

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What James Bond Can’t Teach You About British Music History

If you want lessons in womanizing, dressing to the nines, or ordering martinis, James Bond is your man. If, however, you’re looking for a review of British music history over the last 50 years, the world’s favorite secret agent has no idea what he’s doing.

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Ten Great Musical Gifts for the Holidays

This year saw the release of many truly stellar box sets and re-issues from the Holy Grail of Western pop music (the earliest Louis Armstrong recordings and the Beatles remasters on vinyl) to indie heroes like Sugar and folk pioneer Woody Guthrie. Here's ten of our faves.

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Counterbalance No. 99: Pink Floyd's 'Piper at the Gates of Dawn'

The 99th most acclaimed album of all time has got a bike. You can ride it if you like. It’s got a basket, a bell and things to make it look good. Syd Barrett & Co. 1967 debut is this week’s Counterbalance.

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The Cinematic Experience of Roger Waters' 'The Wall Live'

Almost synonymous with the name Pink Floyd, The Wall went from an idea to an operatic concept album to a multimedia concert experience to a full length movie to a post-Floyd concert special at the Berlin Wall itself and back to the stage as Roger Waters brought his concert tour The Wall Live to the world.

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'Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here': The Band's Most Haunting and Affecting Album

There are plenty of magical––and funny (no, really)––moments throughout, enough that one can recommend this doc without reservation.

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