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

Jeff Lynne’s ELO at Radio City Music Hall: 2016 Review

Lynne’s gift is his ability to build complex arrangements into the simplest, most hummable of tunes. The concert was a taste of classic rock at its finest

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The Band’s ‘Cahoots’ Deluxe Edition: Review

‘Cahoots’ was not a step down from its predecessors, but those records set a high standard. The new expanded edition adds plenty of value.

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The Band’s ‘Rock of Ages’: Was This LP Their Live Pinnacle?

It belongs on any short list of the best live albums ever, while serving as a coda to the group’s groundbreaking influence.

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The Doors’ ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition: Review

On their final LP with the original quartet, the band returned to the blues, delivering such classic hits as “Love Her Madly” and “Riders on the Storm”

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Steely Dan’s Slyly Subversive ‘Royal Scam’ Reconsidered

The 1976 LP proved divisive, augmenting the leaner ensemble core of prior albums with more aggressive ensemble arrangements

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Peter Asher + Albert Lee: Like Seeing Old Friends

Asher and Lee channeled the Everly Brothers in their well-chosen set during a performance on their tour as Asher shared some great Beatles anecdotes

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The Pretenders’ 1st 2 LPs Reissued: Review

If, you own only the original 1980 and 1981 albums—or for some crazy reason don’t even have those—the decision to buy these new editions should be easy

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2021 in Review: The Best Music Books of the Year

The year’s best music-related reads include bios and memoirs associated with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, the Doors and Hendrix, plus much more!

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2021 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues

Our annual roundup of the year’s best archival rock releases includes impressive packages from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Dylan, the Doors and more

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David Bowie’s ‘Berlin Trilogy’: ‘Low,’ ‘Heroes’ and ‘Lodger’ Reconsidered

All three albums are now hailed as milestones in Bowie’s dazzling career, and a marked influence on other artists, including King Crimson

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