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albums for 4/20

10 Albums for 4/20 BesidesĀ “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.

The Beau Brummels

America’s Beatles: From The Beau Brummels to The Turtles to The Byrds

The first Beatles-like American pop group to have a hit were San Francisco’s The Beau Brummels. But they weren’t the last.


IFC’s “Brockmire”: “Bull Durham” Meets “Major League”

Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet hit it out of the park with this raunchy comedy series. “Brockmire” is a sharply written, darkly comic mix of baseball, love, lust, friendship, Internet infamy and an odd sort of redemption. Even the commercials are funny.