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John Mellencamp’s No Better Than This was a darkly inspiring triumph

John Mellencamp’s No Better Than This was a darkly inspiring triumph

Even as shadows gathered around the superlative ‘No Better Than This,’ released this week in 2010, John Mellencamp clung to his weathered optimism.

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion Rock from the Who, Jethro Tull, John Mellencamp, others: Gimme Five

Accordion … rock? Yes, accordion rock. Not novelty tunes, polka, zydeco or silly remakes. Let’s look back on times when the accordion played a key role.

John Mellencamp’s Freedom’s Road heralded a complete, still on-going artistic rejuvenation

John Mellencamp’s Freedom’s Road heralded a complete, still on-going artistic rejuvenation

‘Freedom’s Road,’ released today in 2007, found John Mellencamp exploring the uncertainties that exist inside middle America’s most reliable traditions.

One Track Mind: John Mellencamp, “Sometimes There’s God” from Plain Spoken (2014)

One Track Mind: John Mellencamp, “Sometimes There’s God” from Plain Spoken (2014)

John Mellencamp sounds wisened, but he also sounds heartened.

One Track Mind: John Mellencamp, “Troubled Man” from Plain Spoken (2014)

One Track Mind: John Mellencamp, “Troubled Man” from Plain Spoken (2014)

A canny combination of the Mellencamp of old and the Mellencamp of today.

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp may be known for changing his name an astonishing three times, but he is respected for two other qualities: his status as the Bruce Springsteen of the Midwest, and his refusal to compromise his sound to fit the latest trends.

John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal – Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (2013)

John Mellencamp’s top billing owes more to his work with writer Stephen King on the narrative that would become a play called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. He sings just once here, giving the album over to a host of guest stars

The Friday Morning Listen: John Mellencamp – Life Death Love and Freedom (2008)

The Friday Morning Listen: John Mellencamp – Life Death Love and Freedom (2008)

Hey Mr. Mellencamp, last night I came across your article on the Huffington Post. Interesting stuff. And yeah, the music “industry” has indeed changed.

Presenters for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include John Mellencamp, Smokey Robinson, Robbie Robertson, Chuck D

The list of presenters at this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reads like, well, a hall of fame induction class

Gimme Five: Kenny Aronoff on John Mellencamp, Buddy Rich and John Fogerty

On this special edition of Something Else Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to ubiquitous sideman Kenny Aronoff