Records I liked from Olivia Rodrigo, Liz Phair and Miranda Lambert. Records I didn't like from St. Vincent and Van Morrison. Plus a bunch of albums that…
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Another whirlwind February, plus Forgetting to Vote for the Grammys, On the Stereo.
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A couple of years ago I began offering a brief roundup of the new releases of a given week on social media, framing the recommendations as albums I…
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Dig The Old Breed
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Like so many other people this year, I have no energy to write an essay attempting to grapple with what 2020 meant, either at a personal or cultural…
An absorbing journey through the past that reinvigorates the Ditch Years
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Another quest for women in power pop, another attempt to figure out what "power pop" even means.
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How Power Pop Created A World Without Women
Genius rarely follows a straight line. It certainly didn't in the case of Eddie Van Halen, the greatest guitarist of his generation and one of the…
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My Rolling Stone 500 Ballot and why I didn't vote for Beatles, Stones, Dylan, etc.
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Rolling Stones, Saint Etienne's Soft Rock, Thom Bell, Beatles Songbook and Other Reissues
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Tributes to two departed cult figures of the 1960s and 1970s.
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