Articles by: Ryan Reed

Wilco – Star Wars (ALBUM REVIEW)


What's most striking about 'Star Wars' is its immediacy – it already feels essential.

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Dust Bin Discoveries: Nova’s Prog-Fusion Gem ‘Wings of Love’


Nova's 1977 LP, 'Wings of Love,' is both high and low-brow, equal parts meat and cheese.

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Dust Bin Discoveries: Wally’s Lost Soft-Prog Masterpiece


Wally's obscure 1974 LP is a lost soft-prog masterpiece, suggesting the bizarre crossover of David Crosby fronting Curved Air.

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‘Better Call Saul’: “Bingo” (TV REVIEW)


"Bingo" is a pleasant surprise -- returning to its dominantly dry-comedy format, the show manages to harness some actual plot development.

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The Musical Box – The Orange Peel; Asheville, NC (7/22/14) (SHOW REVIEW)

Musical Box

"They're not a tribute band," once said the real-life Phil Collins, after watching The Musical Box perform. "They have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do ...

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The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon Cover ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ for Letterman’s ‘Beatles Week’

The Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon teamed up for Beatles Week.

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A Plea for Sanity on the Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Miming Incident

The Chili Peppers may have mimed during the Super Bowl, but...who cares?

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The Allman Brothers Band to Stop Touring Next Year

Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced their departures earlier this month.

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An Open-Letter to Arcade Fire About Their INXS Cover and Other Stuff

People still do these, right?

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Canterbury Psych-Rockers Syd Arthur Announce New LP, ‘Sound Mirror’

It's the new Canterbury scene, and it sounds pretty damn good.

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