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The Many Bands Of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck

Peter Buck

Peter Buck had plenty to keep him busy as a full-time member of R.E.M. from the band’s 1980 beginnings to its 2011 split. But Buck always found time to spread his musicianship around, from production work (Uncle Tupelo’s March 16-20, 1992 among many others) to guest spots (The Replacements’ Let It Be, Billy Bragg, Indigo […]

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A Beginner’s Guide To Vinyl: Reggae Records You Should Own

There may be no better genre for kicking back than reggae. Are you stuck in traffic? Reggae will temper that road rage. Need to get some cleaning done? Reggae gives you the feel-good energy to scrub and rub for hours. It’s always good for a party, and there’s no better soundtrack for smoking, whatever your […]

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10 Covers That Nearly Out “Iggy” Iggy Pop

Few men have been more influential to rock and roll’s sound, look and spirit than Iggy Pop, and yet his 50-year career has only seen one Top 40 hit. It’s astounding, and it must have been more than a little frustrating at times, but it must be even more inspiring for the singer, songwriter, and […]

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10 Amazing Lesser-Known New Order Sleeves

  Record collecting can be as much about the artwork as it is about the music itself, and few bands have done cover art with as much style and class as New Order. But beyond the iconic New Order sleeves for releases like “Substance“—with its stark black-and-white text—and “Blue Monday,” which replicated the look and […]

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On The Record: King Tuff

Kyle Thomas – aka King Tuff – describes ‘The Other’ as “basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover—the sort of voice I had to follow—to bring me back to making music again […]

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A Guide To The Rarest Jack White Releases

  By Third Man Records‘ Ben Blackwell Editor’s Note: Undoubtedly, Third Man Records’ Ben Blackwell has unique access to Jack White’s release history as a witness throughout the years and as he continues to carry the designation of The White Stripes official archivist. Some of these releases on this list are so rare that Mr. […]

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A Guide To The Rarest Radiohead Releases

By Adam Gold When it comes to B-sides and non-album nuggets, Radiohead’s odds-and-ends output is nearly as potent as its albums discography. With the band having compiled many of its studio outtakes and B-sides for double-disk special-edition reissues of all its LPs, from 1993’s Pablo Honey through 2007’s In Rainbows, there’s little left in the […]

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On The Record: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Portland’s Unknown Mortal Orchestra, born of the blogger and Bandcamp boom of the early ’10s, and creators of the spaciest lo-fi psych are coming in hot to 2018 with a new full-length entitled ‘Sex & Food.’ Judging by the first two singles ‘American Guilt’ and ‘Not In Love We’re Just High,’ UMO’s Ruban Nielson is […]

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On The Record: Channy Leaneagh of Poliça

The relationship between art and politics has birthed unbelievable cultural moments over the history of humankind. With the release of ‘Music For The Long Emergency,’ the Electro-Pop of Poliça and chamber collective Stargaze add their combined voices to the narrative that consumed politics in 2017… and beyond. In the midst of ‘Music For The Long […]

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Essential Wax with Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett in an Empty Red-Tiled Tub

Courtney Barnett burst into life for many of us on March 20, 2015, with the release of ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’ by simply “daydreaming out loud” and unintentionally embracing an audience eager to daydream along with her. Then, late last year, in what seemed to be the most no-brainer […]

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