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Our Top 10 Posts of 2016 (With a Caveat)

One thing we learned over here at CultureSonar in 2016: Our readers share our ongoing, deeply felt passion for The Beatles. The band is as fresh to our readers as it was decades ago. So we put together a list of our most popular Beatles posts from the last

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15 Bands Following in The Beatles’ Footsteps

The Next Beatles. It’s a phrase that has gotten tossed around a lot since the breakup of the world’s most famous band. For those bestowed with this accolade, it was a considerable compliment. Sometimes, it was also a curse. After all, who could possibly match

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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

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Beach Blanket Books

Over the past coupla weeks, we’ve talked about podcasts and music to keep you company on your summer road trips. Today, we’d like to recommend some cool summer books for when you get to where you’re going. Being music geeks, we naturally have a bunch

A Staggeringly Good New Album from…The Monkees

Break out your miniskirts and bell-bottoms. The Monkees are back! Their new release, Good Times!, is filled with their special brand of pop. It may feel a bit like the Sixties; but this isn’t simply an exercise in nostalgia. It’s been 50 years since The