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Western Terrestrials' 'Back in the Saddle of a Fever Dream' Brings Psychedelia to Country

Astral planes, Nietzsche's Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, and UFOs -- they're all just part of Western Terrestrials' Roger Miller tribute, Back in the Saddle of a Fever Dream.

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Rush Drummer Neil Peart Passes Away at 67

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, one of the most technically gifted rock musician of his - or any - generation - passed away from brain cancer on 7 January, leaving behind an incredible legacy.

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Loneliness Is the Cloak You Wear: Scott Walker, 1943-2019

From 1960s teen idol to '70s crooner to latter-day experimental trailblazer, Scott Walker's artistic trajectory is one of the strangest and most admirable in music history.

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Aretha Franklin Before She Was the Queen of Soul

The Columbia recordings of Aretha Franklin between 1960 and 1965 are not her best, but they show us an artist learning her craft and gathering the tools that would change American music.

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The First Record: Aretha's Gold

The concept album that is Aretha's Gold follows the chronology of Aretha Franklin's hits, all released in 1967 and 1968, apex years of the decade not just in terms of numbers but also as an apogee of its cultural and political zeitgeist.

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10 Aretha Franklin Performances That Bridged the Gap Between Legendary and Unforgettable

A brief survey of songs from a six-year period (1968-1974) of Aretha Franklin's 61-year recording career shows there were many more levels to this singer/pianist/activist/songwriter than justifiable claim to original Queen of Soul Divahood.

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Debashish Bhattacharya: Hawaii to Calcutta

Classical Indian ragas meet Hawaiian roots music on Hawaii to Calcutta, an impassioned tribute to trailblazer Tau Moe.

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Teresa Cristina: Canta Cartola

It’s like listening through the walls of a conversation between lovers. The music is gracious, indulgent, and enchanting.

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Various Artists: Day of the Dead

Aaron and Bryce Dessner have masterfully assembled a dizzying array of contemporary artists to reinterpret the songs of the Grateful Dead.

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Various Artists: A Tribute to Pet Sounds

Some of the most respected experimental artists of the 21st century dish up their takes on the Beach Boys' classic album.

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Merle Haggard, Prolific Country Music Outlaw, Dies at 79

Haggard’s scores of plain, rough-livin’ character songs made him a critics’ choice for one of the leading songwriters of his generation.

Jill Leovy
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Pierre Boulez Reveled in Challenging Music's Status Quo

For all its intellectual rigor and abstraction, Pierre Boulez's music has an indomitable combination of great emotion and great elegance.

Mark Swed
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Harold Battiste, Influential New Orleans Musician, Dies at 83

The New Orleans-born composer, producer, arranger and musician who put his distinctive stamp on the city’s music for several decades, died Friday after a lengthy illness.

Glenn Whipp
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Remembering Orson Welles at 100

Forgive Orson Welles his excesses from steaks and milkshakes to impossible dreams and wish him a happy birthday wherever he is.

Bob Hoover
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Long Live the King: Remembering Michael Jackson

As the world mourns the passing of its definitive pop star, we must ask ourselves why his death means so much to us -- and where the legacy of one of the greatest entertainers of all time now stands.

Evan Sawdey
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Musician Jay Bennett dies

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Dom DeLuise dies at 75

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