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Album Reviews

Harvest (50th Anniversary Edition)

Neil Young
Harvest (50th Anniversary Edition)

Dec 02, 2022 Web Exclusive

Produced by Elliot Mazer and originally released in February 1972, Neil Young’s Harvest album has become one of his best loved projects.

More Cover Songs

Guards
More Cover Songs

Dec 01, 2022 Web Exclusive

Ten years after Guards released its first (brief) set of cover songs—aptly titled Cover Songs—Richie Follin and company are back with another creatively titled release, More Cover Songs.

The Number of the Beast (40th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue)

Iron Maiden
The Number of the Beast (40th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue)

Nov 30, 2022 Web Exclusive

Iron Maiden are the most enduring metal band of our times and undoubtedly one of the most endearing.

Classic Interviews

Track-by-Track: Tegan and Sara’s Heartthrob Part One

Track-by-Track: Tegan and Sara’s Heartthrob Part One
Tegan Quin on "Closer" and "Goodbye, Goodbye"

Jan 21, 2013 Web Exclusive

For our new feature Track-by-Track we go in-depth with an artist about each song on their new album. This week we are featuring Tegan and Sara’s Heartthrob and each day this week we’ll post commentary by Tegan Quin on two of the album’s songs.

Comic Book Reviews

Keeping Two

Keeping Two
Fantagraphics

May 26, 2022 Web Exclusive

All the best things in life take time, and yet it’s natural to fear that same passing. In Keeping Two, the latest graphic novel from acclaimed cartoonist Jordan Crane, and an endeavour which has appropriately been in the offing for 20 years, time is less a linear pathway than a kaleidoscope of interconnected anxieties, hopes, and dreams.

Book Reviews

After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995

Mark A. Rodriguez
After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995

Sep 21, 2022 Web Exclusive

The fervor and obsession that drove Grateful Dead’s tape-trading community throughout the band’s lifetime gets a fascinatingly detailed focus in Mark A. Rodriguez’s After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead 1965-1995.

Interviews

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith on The Great American Baking Show

Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith on The Great American Baking Show

Dec 02, 2022 Web Exclusive

Ahead of their new holiday special on The Roku Channel, Paul and Prue took some time to answer our questions about their favorite seasonal dishes, differences between American and British competitors, and what happens on Bake Off when the cameras aren’t rolling.

Michael Rother of NEU! on Their 50th Anniversary Box Set

Michael Rother of NEU! on Their 50th Anniversary Box Set

Nov 23, 2022

Fifty years from the release of their debut album, the music of the German duo NEU! sounds as fresh, intriguing, and arresting as it must have for those early adventurous and curious listeners. NEU! 50! collects their recordings of in a 5-CD box set that presents all four original albums and a tribute disc featuring interpretations and remixes from The National, Mogwai, IDLES, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, and more. A 5-LP vinyl version includes the first three original albums and the tribute.

Pleased to meet you

Tenci – Jess Shoman on Their New Album “A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing”

Dec 02, 2022 Web Exclusive

If you listen to Chicago band Tenci’s debut album, My Heart Is An Open Field, or their just released follow-up, A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing (on Keeled Scales), the first thing you are likely to notice is Jess Shoman’s voice.

Lists

Star Trek TV Series Ranked from Best to Worst

Aug 07, 2022

A definitive ranking of every Star Trek series is an impossible task. Some segments of the fandom will always disagree with the ranking. To be clear, this is mySteve King’s definitive ranking. I’ve watched every episode of Star Trek more times than I can count. I’ve written one or two things about it, and although sci-fi fantasy fans are a persnickety bunch, I tend to take the Bradley Nowell (of Sublime) approach: “I feel like I’m stoned. I feel like watching Star Trek and eating Chinese food or something.” In other words, lighten up, nerds.

This list will fluctuate as new shows debut and others falter. But this is still Star Trek we’re talking about. It’s all excellent. It just varies in degrees. Future seasons may render some of these rankings irrelevant. But for now, it’s the way I see things and I’m kind of an expert on the subject. Prepare to be enraged or to agree with a very stable genius. By Steve King

Blog

Lana Del Rey – Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of “Paradise”

Lana Del Rey – Reflecting on the 10th Anniversary of “Paradise”

Nov 11, 2022 By Austin Saalman

“Elvis is my daddy, Marilyn’s my mother, Jesus is my bestest friend,” sings indie pop phenomenon Lana Del Rey on her beguiling, if overlooked Paradise EP, identifying herself yet again as a neon lovechild of popular culture, and further mythologizing herself as a musical force to be reckoned with.