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5 New Albums That Keep the Spirit of the ‘60s Alive

The early days of first-generation folk-rock, psychedelia, and vintage soul have receded rapidly in the rear-view mirror of time. But there are still plenty of artists out there making new music that incorporates the ethos of the era, a time when people opened their minds

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Let’s Make This Loud and Clear: Power Pop’s Alive and Well

Those who haven’t been paying close attention could be forgiven for assuming that the combination of earworm hooks, classic pop-song structure, and rock ‘n’ roll frisson that defines power pop went the way of the woolly mammoth. Fortunately, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the