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Neil Young, ‘Peace Trail': Album Review

While Neil Young's Desert Trip contemporaries wait 10 years or longer to make records these days, the 71-year-old singer-songwriter still churns them out like a man a third his age.

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Interscope
Interscope

Rolling Stones, ‘Blue & Lonesome': Album Review

The Rolling Stones were never really a thinking band.

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Blackened
Blackened

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired … to Self-Destruct’ Roundtable Review: Our Writers Answer Five Big Questions

We discuss favorite, and not-so favorite, moments from Metallica's forthcoming 10th studio effort – then try to put 'Hardwired' in context with the year's best metal albums.

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UMe

The Who, ‘My Generation Super Deluxe Edition': Album Review

The Who got bigger, brainier, better and generally tougher as they grew. But they were never as fiercely raw as they were on their first album.

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Pink Floyd Records
Pink Floyd Records

Pink Floyd, ‘The Early Years 1965-1972′: Album Review

It's easy to forget that Pink Floyd were around long before 'The Dark Side of the Moon' made them one of the biggest bands in the world.

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island
island

Bon Jovi, ‘This House Is Not for Sale': Album Review

For the better part of a decade, 1986-1996, Bon Jovi renovated their sound in ways for which no one has ever given them credit.

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BMG
BMG

Pretenders, ‘Alone': Album Review

'Alone' isn't just about going forward without the other Pretenders.

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Ted West, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Ted West, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Rolling Stones, ‘The Rolling Stones in Mono': Album Review

Most popular artists didn't start exclusively mixing their records to stereo until 1968 or so.

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Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Evening Standard, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Jimi Hendrix, ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69′: Album Review

Jimi Hendrix didn't waste much time pulling together a new trio after the Experience broke up in June 1969.

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Atlantic Records / Swan Song
Atlantic Records / Swan Song

Led Zeppelin, ‘The Complete BBC Sessions': Album Review

There's a line that can be drawn between Led Zeppelin's first four albums and their last four.

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