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Chuck Eddy

Reporter

  • Meet the Beatle: A Guide to Ringo Starr's Solo Career in 20 Songs

    A crash course in the most under-appreciated Beatle

    • Music
  • 50 Country Albums Every Rock Fan Should Own

    Johnny Cash's 'American Recordings,' Loretta Lynn's 'Van Lear Rose,' and more essential country LPs

    • Music
  • 50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time

    The best LPs from the age of Aqua Net

    • Music
  • Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard Trade Hits at Historic South Texas Shows

    Country legends share the stage for three nights in New Braunfels, previewing their upcoming duets album

    • Music
  • 50 Rock Albums Every Country Fan Should Own

    From the 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' to the Kings of Leon, 50 LPs that rock the jukebox

    • Music
  • 100 Best Singles of 1984: Pop's Greatest Year

    Let's go crazy: The standout songs from radio's 'Thriller' season

    • Music
  • Going to Hell

    This New York band's brash second album rages with the upbeat, beat-wise humor that hard rock has suppressed ever since grunge. "Heaven Knows" and "Why'd You Bring a Shotgun to the Party" are full-on glam stomps about troubled teens; other tracks steal back what Carrie Underwood country and Marilyn Manson industrial took from hair metal. […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Underneath the Rainbow

    These Georgia garage guys are a dozen years into their recording career – a neat trick, given that their biggest role models are slop-bucket Sixties greaser-punk obscurities who tended to disappear after a regional 45 or two. By now the Lips have made peace with modern-day production techniques, but the 12 licketysplit songs on their seventh […]

    • Album Reviews
  • Love Letters

    Metronomy sell mopey moods by the seashore: The British synth-poppers' last album was called The English Riviera, and now and then on their new one you even hear people splashing around. Love Letters opens with "The Upsetter," sounding like a message from some place stuck in 1992; the music starts out emaciated, but gets lusher […]

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  • Blame It All on My Roots

    Of four all-covers discs in Garth Brooks' Walmart-exclusive box set, Blue Eyed Soul feels emotionally rich, Classic Rock rather overbearing, softer-rock Melting Pot a bit sappy. These all focus on songs everybody knows and nobody hates. But Country Classics, oddly enough, comes off less obvious and reverent. It moves quickest, too, partly because so many […]

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