REVIEWS:

What’s the read on the latest reissue releases and live performances by classic rock artists? What biopics, movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and at home? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our team also takes a fresh look at notable works in our Album Rewind series

Rolling Stones Open 2021 Tour, Minus Charlie Watts

The 13-date tour was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. The storyline, however, was the absence of the man who kept the beat for nearly 6 decades

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The Doors Strange Days: We Want the World…

On their second album, Jim Morrison and the band moved into uncharted territory lyrically and instrumentally. When the music’s over, turn out the lights…

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Springtime in New York’ Mines His 1980-1985 Archives

It’s amazing to think that these are virtually all recordings Dylan discarded, given that many of them outshine everything in lots of artists’ catalogs.

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Blondie’s ‘Parallel Lines’: An International Smash

The LP, which included the smash “Heart of Glass,” would transform the group from boutique act into a worldwide sensation. Our Album Rewind…

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Santana’s ‘Abraxas’: Post-Woodstock Latin Magic

When it came to recording their second album, the band wanted to expend more effort, and make a better-sounding record, than their somewhat rushed debut.

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Steely Dan’s Aja: A Digestible, Dazzling Listen

Previously a collective yet to realize its most effective means of transforming ideas into finished art, Becker and Fagen coalesced on this 1977 classic

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The Monkees’ ‘Farewell Tour’ Review: ‘1966 All Over Again’

Credit is due Dolenz and Nesmith for keeping alive the spirit, as well as the sound, of the Monkees. Their televised impishness continues to translate well.

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The Band’s 2nd Album: A Rustic Masterpiece

Following up their debut Music From Big Pink, Dylan’s former backup band made a transcendent, self-titled masterpiece in 1969. Here’s the story.

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Genesis Opens 2021 Reunion Tour

The Last Domino, delayed for a year, is the first reunion tour for Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks since 2007

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‘Smiley Smile’: The Beach Boys Album That Wasn’t Supposed to Be

Their followup to ‘Pet Sounds’ was a quick replacement for an abandoned masterpiece-to-be. Some fans didn’t love it, but in time its reputation has grown.

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