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

Lulu’s ‘Gold’ Reviewed: More Than ‘To Sir With Love’

Her material is mostly excellent and certainly diverse. The compilation does her justice, although it skimps on the visuals and annotation.

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Elvis Costello & The Attractions ‘Trust’: A Dark Masterwork Turns 40

The album, Costello’s fifth overall, captures the quartet at a potent but troubled peak, its title a loaded, ironic signifier

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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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‘1971’ Book Makes a Strong Case for Best Rock Year

Was 1971 a peak year in rock? Maybe the peak year in rock? A book makes the case for that thesis quite vigorously and well

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Graham Nash’s ‘Songs for Beginners’ @50

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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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s ‘Déjà vu’ Deluxe: Review

The set offers an opportunity to reappraise this classic album and also peek behind the curtain, see how it came together.

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Live’ (Deluxe Edition)—Going Their Own Way

‘Live’ presents a generous helping of hits from a band at the peak of its powers, plus several more obscure tunes from the band’s catalog.

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his 2017-18 “Us + Them” world tour were in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites. Our review, with some video highlights

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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’: A Blue Jean Baby

He was everywhere in 1971 but still hadn’t quite found his way. Then he released the first album that defined his singular gifts.

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