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

Mudcrutch in NYC in 2016: ‘This is Far Out’

The concert by Tom Petty’s “other” band allowed these remarkable musicians to showcase their talents. They were joined by none other than Roger McGuinn

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Deep Purple’s ‘Made In Japan’: Onstage Chemistry

The reserved Japanese audience is clearly stunned as the concert ends, and is silent for a moment until exploding into raucous applause.

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Some Girls’: The Grooves of Now

With punk rock nipping at their aging heels, the Stones revved things up with classic tracks like “Shattered,” “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden.”

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Joe Jackson’s ‘Look Sharp!’: An Artful Debut

The impressive 11 songs that made the final cut of this new wave-era debut comprise a coherent piece of art with nary a dull moment.

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Tom Jones: Sex Bomb on the Road

His voice is virtually indistinguishable from what it was when he first arrived more than 50 years ago with “It’s Not Unusual” and “What’s New Pussycat?”

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Black Sabbath’s Debut LP: Where Metal Began

Every defining characteristic of the British band’s self-titled debut would become a hallmark of the oft-maligned heavy metal genre.

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Lulu Rocks New York City—With Love: 2017 Review

50 years ago a teenaged girl from Scotland had a #1 hit that is still loved today. At a NYC concert, she sounded better than ever.

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Graham Nash’s ‘Songs for Beginners’: Taking Center Stage

His stunning solo debut, arriving when CSNY was in flux, exemplified Nash’s ability to navigate the divide between desire and despair.

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Rod Stewart’s ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’: Ha!

The man who one said, “I’m a rock star because I couldn’t be a soccer star,” broke through with his solo third album, which included the smash “Maggie May”

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Led Zeppelin’s Epic Live ‘How the West Was Won’

The chart-topping three-disc set, remastered in 2018, culls the best material from three June 1972 Los Angeles–area concerts.

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