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Reviews & Essays

A Broken Hallelujah

This is not a biography of Leonard Cohen: it's a spiritual odyssey.

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Interviews

The Voice: Tracey Thorn's Pop Journey

Musician Tracey Thorn on punk rock, feminism, motherhood, the radical sound of quiet, and her new memoir, Bedsit Disco Queen.

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Interviews

Capturing Bird: Stanley Crouch on Kansas City Lightning

To put the life of Charlie Parker into words, a writer listens to the voices of those who knew him.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Ready for a Brand New Beat

Was "Dancing in the Street" about something more than a party?

 

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Rock & Roll &

Richard Hell: The Thrill-Seeking Years

In I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp, a punk icon issues a wailing rock memoir.

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Reviews & Essays

This Land Is Their Land

New lives of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

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Reviews & Essays

Reinventing Bach

Following Bach's music into the digital age and beyond.

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Rock & Roll &

The Geek Who Came in from the Cold

David Byrne looks back on a life turning questions into ecstacy -- and Jonathan Lethem unpacks the Talking Heads' signature work of nervous transport.

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Reviews & Essays

Greatest Generation

Two defining voices of rock look back on lives of creative musical destruction.

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Reviews & Essays

Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate

Should we care about a new posthumous recording of the legendary pianist? Yes.

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Reviews & Essays

Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

A new collection showcases the songwriting talents of the coal miner's daughter and feminist pioneer.

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In Brief

If Grief Could Wait

A Swedish ensemble brings together the sounds of Henry Purcell, Nick Drake, and Leonard Cohen.

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In Brief

Come Sunday

A collaboration between two jazz greats is a testament to musical devotion.

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Reviews & Essays

The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

A dense, imagistic book of music criticism that echoes the band's unique sound.

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Reviews & Essays

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

A period of unprecedented musical innovation.

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