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  • Live At The Hollywood Palladium

    Keith Richards's 1988 solo album, Talk Is Cheap, abounded in grooves, but it still sounded like an album of songs. For a musician like Richards, the live performance is the real story, and Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988 chronicles a very hot show – thereby telling the tale of Keith and his […]

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  • Miles Davis: The Man Who Changed Music

    Rolling Stone's tribute to the legendary trumpeter and his protean genius

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  • Metallica

    The first thing you notice about Metallica's new album is that it sounds great. The band's previous disc, . . . And Justice for All, seemed a model of hard-rock clarity and punch when it was released in 1988. Played back-to-back with Metallica, Justice sounds almost thin; the new record's sonic textures and audio depth […]

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  • The Complete Recordings

    It seems odd, but probably wise, that nowhere in this definitive collection of Robert Johnson's forty-one surviving blues recordings is there a single mention of the Robert Johnson Myth. We all know it by now: the young amateur who made a deal with the devil at a dark Mississippi Delta crossroads, disappeared for a year […]

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  • The 50s: A Decade of Music That Changed the World

    During the few years when high-octane rock & roll ruled unchecked, the possibilities seemed limitless

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  • Hot Band: Sonic Youth

    The New York band's thrash pop may be the sound of young America in the Nineties

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  • Daydream Nation

    A single album never seemed to offer a broad enough canvas for an inclusive view of the Sonic Youth experience. Last year's splendid album Sister, on SST, came close, with its tight song structures and controlled bursts of sonic mayhem. But the definitive Sonic Youth vinyl was still the live double-album bootleg issued several years […]

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  • Dream of Life

    For all its surface fury, punk rock has always had a surprising metaphysical aspect. In New York in the mid-Seventies, when Tom Verlaine and Patti Smith were friends struggling to remake themselves as artists — Verlaine with his band Television, Smith as a poet — their shared tastes in reading, from Rimbaud to Paul Bowles, […]

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  • Still The Stones?

    'Keith's album' boasts a more lethal sound

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  • Muddy Waters: 1915–1983

    An obituary of the blues legend, with memories from Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Richards and more

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