Lousy (or not) Stones albums, world champion Beatles albums, some musical geniuses, some upbeat albums, and whither rock & roll? Plus: the story of 197…
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Seeing the light with Loretta Lynn, driving with Olivia Rodrigo, mourning cats with Dry Cleaning, and wrapping your troubles in Lou Reed's dreams. Plus…
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The 50th anniversary of Joy of Cooking’s first-of-its-kind first album
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Eric Weisbard, “Songbooks: The Literature of American Popular Music” (2021, 530 pp.)
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Some thoughts on dolts (or not), the Smart Monkee, rock bios, the greatest albums of the '90s (not ranked) and the best novels of the 21st century (ran…
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The gospel from an Atlanta rap collective, hummable hooks from LDR, free flowing zingers from a well-read alt rhymer, and powerhouse vocals from the Sa…
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In the inaugural edition of The Big Lookback: A lecture from the 2019 Museum of Pop Culture Conference, which was themed around music, death, and after…
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Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century in 100 Songs
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Taste vs. judgment, the (somewhat) enduring appeal of Leon Thomas, the diminishing appeal of Green Day, reading about if not listening to Joanna Newsom…
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Dispatches from the inferno as seen from Melbourne, the Twin Cities, Detroit, NYC and Prague. Plus the White Stripes ring the bell, Neil Young empties …
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Ned and Constance Sublette, "The American Slave Coast" (2016, 754 pp)
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Groove with a side order of vocal emotion, soul with a (small) side order of jazz organ, Queen with less kitsch and more camp, and parody with honor. P…
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