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 Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

The late Lester Bangs had “no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” Decades later, our writer feels that’s still true

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Jimmy Webb 2017 Carnegie Hall Tribute: ‘A Celebration’

One of our greatest songwriters was the subject of a NYC concert featuring Art Garfunkel, Graham Nash, Judy Collins and more. Read our extensive review.

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ZZ Top’s ‘Eliminator’: Hot-Rods, TV Dinners and Sharp-Dressed Men

The music is stellar, and the LP became a massive hit, selling 10 million copies and staying on the Billboard album chart for three years.

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‘John Prine’: A Debut for the Ages for a Songwriter’s Songwriter

The album is a quiet masterpiece, a portrait of a young singer-songwriter already fully formed and crafting songs for the ages.

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins in 2017 Concert, At Last

The former lovers and longtime superstars finally made an album together and tour as a pair. Our reviewer says it was worth the wait.

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‘All Things Must Pass’–George Harrison’s Crowning Solo Set @ 50

Released in 1970 as the Beatles officially split and all four dropped solo albums, Harrison’s mammoth boxed set was a dark horse.

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Chicago’s Eclectic Debut Album: With Authority

Chicago’s speedy ascent was fueled by a landmark debut that made an immediate splash with critics and listeners, but it was more than a hit record.

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Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Eldorado’: Broader Borders

For their fourth LP, ELO moved past the uncertainties of their early years and took listeners on a journey into the future.

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Badfinger ‘Straight Up’: A Power Pop Masterpiece

They began as proteges of the Beatles, then became power pop heroes. The story behind one of the classic Apple Records albums.

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Aerosmith Triumphs at Jazz Fest 2018: Watch

The band’s first performance of the year treated the Crescent City to a 17-song set

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