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Something Else! sneak peek: Stevie Nicks, “Lady” from 24 Karat Gold (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Stevie Nicks, “Lady” from 24 Karat Gold (2014)

Stripped of artifice, Nicks connects on an elemental level.

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

Nastily elastic, fantastically dense, this heralds a new age. Or, really, an old one.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Caleb Hawley, “Give It Away” from Side 2 EP (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Caleb Hawley, “Give It Away” from Side 2 EP (2014)

Why “Shake It Off” when you can “Give It Away”? Hawley answers that question.

‘It’s travelogue music’: Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

‘It’s travelogue music’: Steve Hackett on his solo song ‘Nomads’ from Genesis’ forthcoming R-Kive box

Hand-picked solo tracks give the latest Genesis box set a new twist.

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey’s “Cruel World” vs. the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”

Psychedelia vs. Art? This choice isn’t as easy as you might think.

One Track Mind: Ruthie Foster, “Singing the Blues” from Promise of a Brand New Day (2014)

One Track Mind: Ruthie Foster, “Singing the Blues” from Promise of a Brand New Day (2014)

Ruthie Foster offers a song of encouragement in dark times.

‘I’m getting chills up my spine’: Steve Howe’s The Grand Scheme of Things underscored his wider impact on Yes

‘I’m getting chills up my spine’: Steve Howe’s The Grand Scheme of Things underscored his wider impact on Yes

This dextrous, often overlooked project showcased Howe’s lyrical gift.

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Gimme Five: Forgotten Kinks singles, including ‘Better Things,’ ‘Sleepwalker,’ ‘Wonderboy’

Time to recognize these as “klassics” in the Kinks songbook.

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake – Live from Manticore Hall (2014)

Keith Emerson and Greg Lake – Live from Manticore Hall (2014)

These two clearly aren’t finished, even if Emerson Lake and Palmer seems to be.

One Track Mind: Judith Owen, “Summer Breeze,” from In The Summertime (2014)

One Track Mind: Judith Owen, “Summer Breeze,” from In The Summertime (2014)

This song will always evoke a sense of late-season wistfulness.