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Ray Davies’ Blessing of “Americana”

The former Kinks frontman may be quintessentially British but his latest album has jumped the pond.

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Appreciating The Kinks’ Veddy, Veddy British Period

The Kinks are of course well-known in America, or at least several of their quite distinctive “periods” are. Their initial hard-rocking British Invasion period, their “Lola” period, their late ’70s “Low Budget” period and their early ’80s MTV/”Come Dancing” period, certainly. But it’s the period

Let Paul Simon, James Taylor and Bob Dylan Be Your Travel Guides

Whether you’re one of the weary souls crowding onto planes, trains and into automobiles to head home for the holidays this month, or one of many more looking to escape on a Kerouacian journey of self discovery, you can be sure there’s a soundtrack to

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31 Concept Albums You May Have Missed

As long as there have been records, there have been concept albums. As early as Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours, with its songs about lost love, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass’ themed albums (Going Places, Whipped Cream and Other Delights), and Ella