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

Paul & Linda McCartney’s ‘Ram’ @50: Macca Magic or Puerile Pop?

For all the criticism tossed his way, McCartney and his hired hands did an admirable job of conveying the mirth and merriment inherent in these songs.

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Aerosmith’s Rejuvenation With ‘Permanent Vacation’

They’d lost their way as the ’80s lumbered along. Then, the Boston rockers remembered just who Aerosmith was. We take a look back at their classic comeback

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The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’: Cornerstone of Country-Rock

Their most consequential stylistic stroke since their pioneering folk-rock debut three years earlier, it ushered in country-rock and Americana

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Bob Dylan Goes to Broadway in ‘Girl From the North Country’: Review

The cast album delivers a thoroughly magical hour of music, one that will leave you in awe of the performers and the show’s creators.

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AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’: You Want Blood?

The 1979 release by the Australian mega-band is not an album you come to for variety; it’s a monument to single-minded rock.

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Review: Eagles Return to the Stage—Such a Lovely Place

At last, the band’s Hotel California tour has resumed with a generous (31-song) set from Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey

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Warren Zevon’s Recovery Through ‘Sentimental Hygiene’

The 1987 album signaled more than a bid for a career reset. Now sober and focused, and with help from R.E.M., he was clearly back on track.

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Kinks’ Masterful ‘Show-Biz’ LP Gets a 2nd Act

The Kinks returned to America in 1972 after a ban to become the arena rock band they deserved to be. This expanded reissue catches them at that juncture

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Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ ‘Imperial Bedroom’: Multi-Colored Delights

The 1982 album is generally considered one of Costello’s best, with 15 exceptional songs and some of the best work by the Attractions

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NYC Homecoming Concert—We Made it Through the Rain

After sets by such stars as Santana, Journey, and Earth, Wind & Fire, the mega-concert was halted before Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and others could perform

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