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Ry Cooder Seeks Comfort in Gospel Music on 'The Prodigal Son'

Ry Cooder's first album in six years exchanges pointed political commentary for spiritual songs of comfort and consolation.

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Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos: Live

Ry Cooder rarely plays in public these days, so this live set of 11 songs he’s recorded over his multi-decade career, plus one wild card, is a rare treat.

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Ry Cooder: Election Special

The guitar legend channels Woody Guthrie on his brilliant new album.

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Nathan Salsburg: Affirmed

Perfection is hard to quantify but this record is one that others like it will soon be measured against.

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Ry Cooder: Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

A patriarch of Americana continues to exemplify the art of telling the truth.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.

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Ry Cooder: The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed

Listening to UFO as a whole over a steady period reveals its final strength: It's definitely an album, not just a sturdy hodgepodge.

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Buena Vista Social Club: At Carnegie Hall

At Carnegie Hall staunchly carries with it the brand characteristics that launched this cultural exchange.

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Ry Cooder: My Name Is Buddy

On his latest album, global producer and cultural resurrectionist Ry Cooder is influenced by another great and important artist: himself.

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