Jeffrey Lee Puckett

Articles by Jeffrey Lee Puckett

Looking Back At Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats

Frank Zappa’s entire career was built on audacity. His first album, made as leader of The Mothers of Invention, was 1966’s Freak Out! It was among rock and roll’s first double albums, first concept albums and was its very first two-LP debut album. The guy came out of the gate swinging hard and with plenty […]

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The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s

Words by Jeffrey Lee Puckett, data by Brent Greissle No matter how much we’ve loved our Lesters, Daves and Sheffields, there has always been a gulf between citizens and music critics, between what people listen to and what a comparative handful of writers think we should hear. It’s a friendly enough war. Both sides end […]

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The Cure: Documentary Disintegration

This Is 40… The Cure celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018 with two concerts that perfectly encapsulated four glorious decades of abject moping, thunderous gloom and head-spinning pop. Both shows were filmed and they comprise the contents of 40 Live – Curætion-25 + Anniversary, a box set arriving Oct. 18 that will, sadly, only be […]

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