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

‘Who’s Next’: Plan B Yields a Career Blockbuster

Born from the ashes of an abandoned project Pete Townshend called ‘Lifehouse,’ the band’s 1971 masterwork triumphed through songcraft and performance.

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‘Blinded by the Light’ and the Global Appeal of Bruce Springsteen

Anyone remotely familiar with Bruce Springsteen’s upbringing will understand why The Boss gave thumbs up to the concept of the film

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David Crosby 2.0 Knocks it Out of the Park in NYC

Sobriety, and a serious reconsideration of his life’s purpose, has produced a David Crosby that must be seen to be believed.

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Beach Boys Party! – Fun Time and Lots (and Lots) of Covers

Capitol Records wanted a new LP for the ’65 holiday shopping season. Brian was busy with Pet Sounds. So they recorded plenty of their contemporaries’ songs

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Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’: A Transitional Gem

“The first step in David Byrne’s assumption of power, moving Talking Heads from a band to his band… It was dance music that reflected the time.”

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Stray Cats’ Debut Album & the Rockabilly Revival

The Long Island trio had to go to England to find success playing American rockabilly. By the time they returned home, they were stars.

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Rolling Stones Defy Age at Spectacular MetLife Concert

They remain the undisputed world’s greatest rock and roll band. Our review of their August 1, 2019 concert, part of their No Filter tour

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Woodstock ’69 Complete on 38 CDs: Review

The box is well worth considering: It gives you just about everything from the festival except the mud, the rain and the traffic jams.

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Van Halen’s Debut Album: A Turning Point for Rock

It didn’t sound at first listen like something to change the course of rock music, but they opened doors for any number of rock acts.

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‘Echo in the Canyon’: Quiet Yet Tectonic Shift in Music History

The documentary tells the story of how the improbable concentration of musicians in Laurel Canyon spawned the California sound of the 1960s

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