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It's only fair to share... Adrianne Lenker is a romantic folk-rock poet of the first order – see “Watering,” which uncovers unnerving beauty in lines like “my blood was...

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It's only fair to share... Let’s just say Fleet Foxes are emphasizing the “Y” in CSNY. The folk-rock band’s long-awaited latest sort of feels like Neil Young’s Buffalo...

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It's only fair to share... “Am I the last of my kind?” Jason Isbell ponders on his new album, The Nashville Sound. Isbell, who hails from the Muscle Shoals region of Northwest Alabama,...

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It's only fair to share... On her debut, Pure Heroine, Lorde ridiculed pop music while glorying in it. The former Ella Yelich-O’Connor displayed an honor-roll-brat-in-detention-hall flow, a goth...

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It's only fair to share... Well, here’s an album nobody thought would happen – the first-ever collabo from Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie. It’s full of surprises, considering...

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It's only fair to share... After steadily charting nine Number One hits since 2008, anthem-roarer Katy Perry is stumbling through the fog and strobes of a less bombastic pop universe. Fourth album...

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It's only fair to share... Since announcing his Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2011, Glen Campbell has undergone one of the most prolonged public farewells in popular music. 2011’s rock-leaning...

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It's only fair to share... It took 38 years and sounds like it could have been knocked off last Sunday in the time it takes Dominos to deliver. Good, bad and otherwise, Chuck Berry’s...

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It's only fair to share... The Joshua Tree, released in 1987, is U2 at their biggest: 11 sweeping, aching anthems to self-doubt, humanity, hope and America-focused anxiety – all straightforward and...

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It's only fair to share... No one wants to be pegged as a carpetbagger, so it was but a matter of time ’til multi-tasking Dan Auerbach made his Nashville LP, having based his Easy Eye Studio...

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It's only fair to share... What if Radiohead had used their Nineties digital prog to escape into the past rather than fight the future? That’s the vibe of “3WW,” the prettily mordant...

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It's only fair to share... In 2006, the Beatles coaxed producer George Martin out of retirement to remix and rearrange several of their iconic songs for Cirque du Soleil’s Las Vegas stage production...