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03.24.2014 | 122 days ago | Posted at 09:10 AM

The Making of Lou Reed’s Greatest Album

By David Luhrssen
  Lou Reed’s Transformer is among the greatest rock albums ever. On the making-of documentary Transformer (paired on the Blu-ray release with the concert movie Live at Montreux 2000), Reed half dismisses the LP as just “a moment in time” before the rest of his life continued. But Rolling Stone critic David Fricke speaks for the fans by calling it timeless. “It sound...
03.11.2014 | 135 days ago | Posted at 11:54 AM

30th Anniversary Celebration out on Home Video

By David Luhrssen
  In 1992, Bob Dylan was in one of his periodic creative slumps as a recording artist, and his live shows were already getting shaky. Perhaps the admiring musical cast assembled that year to mark the 30th anniversary of his first LP helped revitalize the songwriter that changed the direction of music? The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration: Deluxe Edition has been releas...
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013
 “It ought to be like a setlist,” Metric’s lead singer Emily Haines says of creating an album, and if you’re familiar with Metric’s catalogue, it’s easy to see how they’ve lived out that idea. Formed in 1998, the Canadian-American band has five full-length studio albums to their name, each showcasing their ability to
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Meklit & Quinn (Porto Franco Records)

On their self-titled debut album, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero and vocalist-instrumentalist Quinn DeVeaux partner on an accomplished collection of originals and covers. The music melts through genre boundaries...
02.26.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It's the type of news that usually turns out to be a hoax. Late last week, an unreleased 1967 Velvet Underground bootleg with a never-before-heard song hit the Internet. Even without the new cut, this would be a huge deal. While the Velvet Underground's post-John Cale line-up was bootlegged often enough, little live material from their early days has surfaced. The band mellowed considerably o...

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