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 enj…
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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 le…
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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
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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 hand…
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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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Best New Albums and Best Reissues
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It's the kind of record you make when you've outlived your life by far
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