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James Blake: The Colour in Anything

James Blake had it in him to release a great album here. He just chose not to.

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RAC: 14 November 2013 - Bowery Ballroom, New York (Interview + Photos)

RAC are no longer just reworking your favorite rock tunes. His scope now includes developing his own hit tunes. We spoke with Anjos before seeing his first live show in New York.

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Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (take two)

Eminem's revisitation to his most accomplished album is a recipe for disaster that somehow turns into a pleasant surprise worthy of being called a sequel.

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Rick Rubin's Soundtrack for 'Less Than Zero' Perfectly Emulates the Excessive '80s

While the crowd dances to the beat of Jimi Hendrix’s soul/psychedelic classic, “Fire”, Robert Downey, Jr.’s character has a moment of reflection, but casts it aside and throws himself into the dance.

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Run-DMC: The Essential Run-DMC

The title is right about 50 percent of the time.

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'Produced By George Martin' Is a Perfect Documentary

Suave, smart, sophisticated, and beyond musical, George Martin is a true treasure, as is this documentary, which examines his long and glorious career.

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The Avett Brothers: The Carpenter

The Avett Brothers' second major label album subtly expands their sonic palette while they continue to write strong songs that are alternately introspective and raucous.

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Symbolic Weight & the Def Jam Aesthetic

A coffee table book about rap does not sound too "hardcore" or "gangsta", does it? Well, that's because it's not. What it just might be is sincere.

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Wanda Jackson: The Party Ain't Over

It's no shock that teaming Jack White with one of the great rockers of all time would yield great results, but the surprise is in how natural they sound together.

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The Recording Studio Becomes a Musical Instrument in Its Own Right in 'The Producer as Composer'

As Virgil Moorefield describes the process of sampling and detailing the typical studio set-up of an act like the Chemical Brothers, he shows us that the soundboard is not an easy instrument to master.

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Brandi Carlile: Give Up the Ghost

Carlile gets help from Rick Rubin and adds a winning sequel to The Story.

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Fame, Fortune, and a Fat Queer Icon: An Interview with the Gossip

When the Gossip's musical mastermind Nathan Paine began constructing his own unique strain of dance-punk in Portland, few people knew what to make of it. Now, in 2009, no one dare snicker, as his band has produced the most unlikliest of fashion icons and droves of fans.

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