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Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

Paul McCartney’s willingness to fail made Band on the Run an enduring masterpiece

‘Band on the Run,’ released on Dec. 5, 1973, pushes Paul McCartney to new places, as he incorporates every part of his pop genius.

Neil Young’s Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House finds an artist in ascension

Neil Young’s Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House finds an artist in ascension

‘Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House,’ issued on Dec. 2, 2008, presents Neil Young before he rose to solo stardom. But you’d never know it.

Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute was more than ‘What a Fool Believes’

Doobie Brothers’ Minute by Minute was more than ‘What a Fool Believes’

The Doobie Brothers’ ‘Minute by Minute,’ released on Dec. 1, 1978, features most people’s favorite Michael McDonald-era song. But mine’s not “What a Fool Believes.”

CIRCA 1977: Chuck Panozzo, Tommy Shaw, Dennis De Young, John Panozzo, James Young of the rock quintet "Styx" pose for a portrait in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Inside the classic pre-Tommy Shaw moment that predicted everything for Styx

This Dennis DeYoung-led track illustrates all that Styx aspired to on the way to becoming one of the biggest late-1970s arena rock bands.

Roger Waters should have left Pink Floyd’s The Wall at this

Roger Waters should have left Pink Floyd’s The Wall at this

When Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ arrived on Nov. 30, 1979, it included a deep cut that perfectly summed up the theme. Too bad he kept going.

Here’s how Genesis’ ‘The Musical Box’ gave rise to Eddie Van Halen

Here’s how Genesis’ ‘The Musical Box’ gave rise to Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen must have been paying close attention to Steve Hackett’s unique approach to the song, released in November 1971 on Genesis’ ‘Nursery Cryme.’

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

Pity the poor Brits, who didn’t initially receive the full 11-song U.S. version of the Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ released on Nov. 27, 1967.

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of (2015)

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of (2015)

This is the compact, early-career overview the Kinks have deserved for some time, one that builds upon their familiar successes rather than simply relying upon them.

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s ‘Black Friday’ provides a perfectly nonsensical soundtrack for today

Steely Dan’s “Black Friday” might feel a bit on the nose this morning, but what else comes to mind on the first day of the Christmas shopping season?

Phil Collins found himself at a crossroads with Hello, I Must Be Going!

Phil Collins found himself at a crossroads with Hello, I Must Be Going!

Released this month in 1982, Phil Collins’ ‘Hello, I Must Be Going!’ was a disparate collection of moods, tempos and personas – a reflection of both his career and private life.