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15 Best Things We Saw at Merge 25

July 28, 2014

Amid the exquisite domed acoustics of Duke University's Baldwin Auditorium in Durham, North Carolina, a small voice haltingly emanated from the stage: "I am delighted (and nervous) to welcome you all to the first evening of our celebration of ourselves."...

Album Review

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

February 13, 1998

Those two great overgrown gardens of American mainstream pop, the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds and Fleetwood Mac's Tusk, have had oddly different effects on their admirers. Looked at one way, the albums responsibly connect with old American idioms — the...