Parsing posthumous Coltrane, grading Big Star and Lil Wayne, and the uses of critical esotericism and formalism
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Music from Nashville and Brooklyn, London and Paris, Senegal and Nigeria, the long-lost '60s (twice!), and of course the unmourned 2019
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Jim DeRogatis: Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly (2019, 306 pp.)
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The 25 best albums of the last 10 years
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In praise of differenter things, suggestive titles and (relatively) unmediated aesthetic pleasure
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The Clash's "London Calling" at 40
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Century-spanning soulfulness and truth telling, rants and classical training
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Dave Hickey: "Perfect Wave: More Essays on Art and Democracy" (2017, 207 pp.)
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Killer rock bios, the Motorhead-Pixies connection, and the most beautiful song in the English language (as of 1972)
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Looming anxiety and avant-garde commitments, from Bud Powell to Kim Gordon
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Art Cullen: "Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope From a Heartland Newspaper" (Viking, 317 pp.)
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Sly Stone versus peace-and-love, Steely Dan's chewy perversity, alt-rock also-rans, and the heroines of boygenius
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