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aimee mann

Oh Man, Is Aimee Mann’s “Mental Illness” Good

She calls it her “saddest, slowest, most acoustic” record to date.


In Celebration of Prince’s Multiple Personalities

To mark the one-year anniversary of his passing, a look at Prince’s musical identities, from rock guitarist to jazz piano man.

albums for 4/20

10 Albums for 4/20 Besides “Dark Side of the Moon”

The Stones, The Doors, and Steely Dan each have at least one album fit for this unofficial holiday.

ps i love you

The Surprising, Lasting Influence of “P.S. I Love You”

The Beatles had “big ears” that were open to influences from all sorts of music — and it showed on their very first single. They were the first in Rock n’ Roll (we think) to use chord changes that later appeared everywhere.

Dan Zanes

Helping Haiti With a Song or Two

Pete Seeger, They Might Be Giants, and Emily Curtis are making sweet music for a really good cause.