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Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked (again!)

Gimme Five: Songs where the Beatles, well, sucked (again!)

We called “All You Need Is Love” a pasted-together goof, “The Long and Winding Road” a devastatingly maudlin bore. And you ripped us to shreds. Now, we’re back for more.

Streams: David Bowie, “Where Are We Now?” (2013)

Streams: David Bowie, “Where Are We Now?” (2013)

You knew that if David Bowie ever ended his premature retirement, it would be like this — completely out of nowhere. One of rock’s most mercurial figures, he has returned as suddenly as he left.

On Second Thought: The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

On Second Thought: The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)

‘Exile on Main St.’ gets all the accolades. Are we overlooking the Mick Taylor era’s best album?

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Desert Island Discs: Christmas Songs Edition

Worried about being running aground in some tropic locale this Christmas season? Something Else! has you covered, with a new list of Yuletide favorites criss-crossing the usual stylistic landscape.

Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

Desert Island Discs: Cover Songs Edition

On this particular island, there will be sun and sand – but nary an original artist.

On Second Thought: The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

On Second Thought: The Who – Quadrophenia (1973)

Quadrophenia is getting new attention after the remaining members of the Who launched a U.S. tour this month focusing on their long-overlooked second rock opera. But how does it hold up nearly 40 years later?

Desert Island Discs: Guilty Pleasures Edition

Desert Island Discs: Guilty Pleasures Edition

Proof that every one’s guilty pleasure is their own: We reached almost no consensus on this particular version of Desert Island Discs, with only the Carpenters, the Electric Light Orchestra, Hall and Oates and Olivia Newton-John garnering more than one mention.

Desert Island Discs: Canadian Bands Edition

In a pitched battle for Canuck supremacy, Neil Young edged out Rush by just one mention, as we imagined what being stranded on an island just off the coast of Canada might be like.

On Second Thought: Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973)

Released in the shadow of an acknowledged classic in IV, Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy found the band experimenting with an entirely new palette of sounds.

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Everybody has their own definition of a “chill” record. But if ever there was a time when one was desperately needed, it would likely be when you are stranded on a faraway island — with nothing but a volleyball to keep you company.