Holy Hell! Painful Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Painful Turns 20

Yo La Tengo had been around for nearly a decade before Painful was released on…

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Richard Thompson: Electric
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Richard Thompson: Electric

Richard Thompson is one of the most revered guitarists in rock—although a causal listen to…

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Chelsea Light Moving: Chelsea Light Moving
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Chelsea Light Moving: Chelsea Light Moving

With Sonic Youth on indefinite (perhaps permanent) hiatus, it’s encouraging to see guitarist Thurston Moore…

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Rock Candy Funk Party: We Want Groove
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Rock Candy Funk Party: We Want Groove

Although guitar phenom Joe Bonamassa plays on We Want Groove, which was released on his…

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Revisit: Sonic Youth: EVOL
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Revisit: Sonic Youth: EVOL

In the mid-‘80s, SST was the preeminent independent record label, with an impressive roster of…

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Brokeback: Brokeback and the Black Rock
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Brokeback: Brokeback and the Black Rock

Ten years is a long time—a decade, the measuring stick of an era. And in…

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Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Expanded Edition)
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Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (Expanded Edition)

Prior to the release of Rumours in 1977, Fleetwood Mac was actually something of a…

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Song Reader: by Beck
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Song Reader: by Beck

When it was announced last summer that Beck’s new album would not be a recording…

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Ex Cops: True Hallucinations
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Ex Cops: True Hallucinations

Ex Cops started out as a bedroom studio project by Brian Harding (formerly of the…

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Guided By Voices: The Bears For Lunch
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Guided By Voices: The Bears For Lunch

What at first appeared to be a well-deserved victory lap has turned into a marathon…

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