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Bob Dylan’s Rebirth: An Ode to His Days with The Traveling Wilburys

“Supergroups” are one of those ideas in popular music that tend to be better in concept than in practice. While the remarkably talented individuals who comprise these assemblages may bring their best efforts and intentions into the mix, they don’t necessarily bring out the best

If You Like Lou Reed…

This will be the fourth in a series, which I call in my head “If You Love (Obviously Awesome Legacy Band or Musician), You Might Like (New Act Fishing in More or Less the Same Pond).” Over the course of the series so far, I’ve

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The Professor Will See You Now: The Many Lives of Thomas Dolby

The problem with the label “one-hit wonder” is that it carries an undertone of dismissiveness. This is particularly noticeable when applied to artists whose moment of pop success is atypical of their overall body of work. However one defines the category, the label seems especially

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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

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Here’s Listening to You, Kid: 5 Picks from “You Must Remember This” Podcast

As a cinephile, I’m always hungry for more weird trivia on movie history, so I’m totally the target demographic of You Must Remember This, a podcast dedicated to the “secret and/or forgotten history of Hollywood’s first century.” Written, produced, and narrated by film critic Karina Longworth, the