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Meet Ex-rocker Turned Poet, Lou Reed, in 'Do Angels Need Haircuts?'

Reed's brand of experimental and reactionary art always contained some of his trademarks in tone, syntax, and content.

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Ultimate Painting: Green Lanes

The London songwriting duo's latest is unhurried and casual, going forth leisurely seeking various ways to perfect their syncopated jangle melodies.

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'How Do You Think It Feels?': The Lasting Effects of Prolonged Lou Reed Exposure

Some argue that Lou Reed, the man who never ran out of ways to say "fuck you", might not be the best influence for a child. I say he was the best role model a ten-year-old could have.

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Psychic Ills: One Track Mind

While this will please fans of the Velvets and the many Hudson River-adjacent bands who carry on their legacy, if Psychic Ills revved up the speed and kicked out more jams, it would liven the impact of One Track Mind, which too often lives up to its title.

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Cate Le Bon: Cyrk II

This sequel EP to Le Bon's early 2012 release is done in by self-consciously arty sloppiness.

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Elizabeth Cook: Gospel Plow EP

An independent-minded country singer gets religion.

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Counterbalance No. 78: Lou Reed's 'Transformer'

The 78th most acclaimed album of all time came and hit the streets, looking for soul food and a place to eat. It’s such a perfect day to discuss this 1972 glam rock spectacular.

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Glen Campbell: Meet Glen Campbell (Expanded Edition)

"Meet Glen Campbell" showcases the singularity of Campbell's interpretive talents as a singer spectacularly. But there is hardly any reason to buy this skimpy "expanded edition" unless you don't already own the record in some other form.

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On Making that Holiday Music List and Checking It Twice

It's that time of the year, again. Music fans are making their lists of what they hope to find wrapped in pretty paper at Christmas, and music publications are making their lists of what should be on those lists. Now, I have something to say about lists.

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Crystal Stilts: Radiant Door EP

If you like Crystal Stilts previous output, you’ll enjoy the Radiant Door EP, a pleasant excursion through their comfort zone.

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Counterbalance: Year One

In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.

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The Velvet Underground: An Illustrated History of a Walk on the Wild Side by Jim DeRogatis

Great visuals aside, this collection is hit-and-miss. Like any textual description of music that falls short of actually hearing it, the words can't keep up with the images.

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All Tomorrow's Parties: The Warhol Years 1965–1967, Part Two

In the second of two exclusive PopMatters book excerpts from The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground, Hogan offers a who's who of Andy Warhol's Factory people.

Peter Hogan
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All Tomorrow's Parties: The Warhol Years 1965–1967, Part One

In the first of two exclusive PopMatters book excerpts from The Rough Guide to the Velvet Underground, Hogan details the energizing effect that meeting Andy Warhol had on the Velvet Underground's career. Stay tuned for part two tomorrow.

Peter Hogan

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