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Still Pulling Your Strings: 'Master of Puppets' 25 Years Later

Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.

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Robin Trower: A Tale Untold: The Chrysalis Years (1973-1976)

The victim of poor quality CD reissues for years, Robin Trower's seminal Chrysalis albums finally get the remaster they deserve -- displaying the guitar god in all his psychedelic, Hendrix-inspired glory.

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Various Artists: A-Square (Of Course)

Unavailable for 40 years, the legendary catalog of Michigan's A-Square Records has finally been reissued -- and lives up to its exalted reputation.

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Tad: Busted Circuits & Ringing Ears [DVD]

As they rose from starving Sub Pop indie artists to major label beneficiaries, one couldn’t help but think that Tad could develop into a band every bit as strong as Nirvana.

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Betty: Handful

A rare album from 1971 is reissued and still doesn't live up to the hype.

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The Pretty Things: Balboa Island

The Pretty Things take a risk by dabbling in acoustic Delta blues on their latest album -- and mostly succeed.

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Reg King: Reg King

One of the great lost '60s pop and soul also-rans, Reg King's only solo album is a murky snapshot of the dissolution of musical promise as an industry rolled on by, but remains a rawly emotional experience.

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The Knack: Time Time Time

In well over 40 years in the music business, Paul Gurvitz has done practically everything connected to fame except achieve it himself.

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Various Artists: White Lace & Strange

With all the hard rock bootlegs out there, the release of another -- even in legit label disguise -- is rather anticlimactic.

Doug Sheppard
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Iron Man at the Doom or Be Doomed Festival

Cataloging the highlights of Baltimore’s Doom or Be Doomed Festival would be a book-length project, so what say we start with the most mind-bending reunion of them all...

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The Scruffs: Pop Manifesto

Thirty years after their revered power pop debut, Wanna Meet the Scruffs?, the Scruffs return with an admirable, adventurous effort worthy of their legacy.

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Richard Lloyd: Field of Fire [Deluxe Edition]

Renowned Television guitarist's exceptional musicality is again on display on this reissue of his sterling 1985 solo effort.

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The Bee Gees: The Studio Albums 1967-1968

Ten years before Saturday Night Fever, as a fledging combo on the rise, the Bee Gees made three album's worth of masterful pop rock and psych.

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The Music Machine: The Ultimate Turn On

This two-disc re-reissue of the Music Machine's groundbreaking debut proves the band was as innovative as any in the 1960s.

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Coloured Balls: Ball Power

Like an Australian MC5, this unjustly obscure early 1970s band took the vehicle of early Little Richard-style rock 'n' roll and remodeled it into a dragster.

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Dead Moon: Echoes of the Past

The story of Dead Moon is as much about making a statement as the music itself.

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Majority One: Rainbow Rockin Chair

Two unjustly obscure 1960s pop-psych bands from England get a fresh opportunity to be heard.

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The Clique: Sugar on Sunday: The Definitive Collection

First-rate 1960s bubblegum pop from the band that originally performed "Superman", later popularized by R.E.M.

Doug Sheppard
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When MySpace Became HerSpace

A formerly anonymous user finds out what it's like to be a Featured Profile.

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Motorhead: 2-Disc Deluxe Expanded Editions

By the mid 1980s, Motorhead's definitive records were behind them, but these satisfying efforts assured that the band would be rock-and-roll elder statesmen rather than has-beens.

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Don and the Goodtimes: So Good

The 1960s garage legends went soft on their major-label debut, but the bonus tracks on this reissue help redeem it.

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Judas Priest: The Essential Judas Priest

In the early 1980s, Judas Priest's brand of metal was punk for most Americans, the music you played to give the finger to the mainstream.

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Motörhead: Deluxe Expanded Reissues

A spate of reissues captures Motörhead at its finest, filling out a completist's library of bonus material, but never trumping the original albums.

Doug Sheppard
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