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Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live

Concert Review: The Revolution Celebrates Prince’s Legacy at ACL Live: reunited group pay tribute to their founder at Austin performance.    “Shall we begin? Yes Lisa.” Those infamous spoken word lyrics to Prince and The Revolution’s Computer Blue kicked off The Revolution’s set this weekend at Austin’s ACL Live. Prince’s legendary backing band have reunited and […]

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30 Albums Turning 30 in 2017: The Best Albums of 1987

30 Best Albums Turning 30 in 2017:  The Best Albums of 1987–our list of the greatest releases celebrating 30th anniversaries this year.  If you had to choose one year in the Reagan era for the best music, you’d be hard pressed to do better than 1987. Something clicked–the mainstream that had been over saturated with […]

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SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2016 Music Box Sets

SLIS Holiday Gift Guide: Best 2016 Music Box Sets: our picks for the best alternative, punk, metal and classic rock box sets, reissues, Blu-rays, deluxe vinyl and other music related items that make perfect holiday gifts for music lovers. Hard to believe it but the holiday are almost upon us. And with it comes the […]

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Dean Ween Talks New Solo Release ‘The Deaner Album’

Dean Ween Talks New Solo Release ‘The Deaner Album’: Dean Ween discusses solo debut in our exclusive interview. 2016 has proven a busy year for Dean Ween (Mickey Melchiondo). In addition to participating in the recent Ween reunion tour, he’s also prepping for the release of his first solo effort, The Deaner Album (out October 21st […]

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25 Best Albums From 1991: The Greatest Year In Music

25 Best Albums From 1991: the greatest and most revolutionary records from 25 years ago. Something was in the water in 1991: maybe it was the end of the Cold War, the start and end of the Persian Gulf War, the Rodney King beatings, a rejection of Reaganomics and the moral majority, but kids were ready for […]

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Albums Revisited: Prince’s ‘Around The World In A Day’ Turns 31

Albums Revisited: Prince’s ‘Around The World In A Day’ Turns 31: a look back on Prince’s underrated psychedelic opus. The world is still reeling from the death of Prince. While the cause of death is still unknown, the loss is a devastating blow to those of us who grew up listening to his music. But […]

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‘Controversy’: Remembering Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ and The PMRC

‘Controversy’: Remembering Prince’s ‘Darling Nikki’ and The PMRC: how Prince’s struggle of sinner vs. saint inflamed the moral majority during the Reagan era. Like many, I’m still in shock about Prince’s death last week. Only recently I eulogized David Bowie, an artist who changed the face of pop-culture. And Prince, an artist who certainly followed […]

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45 Best Summer Albums Of All Time Part 3

45 Best Summer Albums Of All Time Part 3; the conclusion to our list of the most summer-centric albums ever made. Welcome back to the third and final installment of our list of the best summer albums of all time, covering a variety of genres and era. If you haven’t already, click here to read […]

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40 Best Valentine’s Day Albums Part 2

Welcome back to the second (and final) installment of the 40 Best Valentine’s Day Albums Of All Time. Click here to read Part One. So without further ado, here are the top 20 sexiest and most romantic albums ever made, comprised mostly of alternative rock, funk, soul, electronica and jazz. I’ll have essential romantic tracks […]

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