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Joni Mitchell’s “Hejira”: An Underappreciated Masterpiece

Everyone has albums they come back to again and again, albums they would take to their proverbial desert island. Such albums have made a deep connection to the heart, and to life experience, sometimes in ways we barely understand, or only slowly unpack as we

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10 Albums to Look Out For in 2017

In music, the only thing as important as knowing what’s happened is knowing what’s just about to happen. But there’s no prognostication involved in staying a step ahead when it comes to the new year’s schedule of album releases. All you have to do is

The Top 13 Albums of 2016

  If you were making a musical time capsule for the year 2016, you’d want to be comprehensive, right? And that might involve breaking some rules (like keeping your list narrowed down to 10). So be it. And so we present our picks for the

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It Was a Busy Year for…The Beatles

Though The Beatles disbanded decades ago, they’re nevertheless responsible for two current Grammy nominations: Director Ron Howard’s thrilling documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years (Best Music Film) and John Daversa’s daring Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles (Best Large Jazz Ensemble

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So, Mr. Dylan, What Did You Do This Year?

Many were surprised when Bob Dylan took home the Nobel Prize for Literature in October. Some authors took it in stride via the Twittersphere. (Salman Rushdie: “Dylan is the brilliant inheritor of the bardic tradition.”) Some did not. (Irvine Welsh: “an ill conceived nostalgia award