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Mark Knopfler, “Beryl” from Tracker (2015): One Track Mind

Mark Knopfler, “Beryl” from Tracker (2015): One Track Mind

“Beryl” reminds us of why Mark Knopfler became famous in the first place — even as it seems to retrace the steps that led him away from that fame.

Steely Dan’s Gaucho: An album doomed from the start?

Steely Dan’s Gaucho: An album doomed from the start?

Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’ was issued 34 years ago today. Getting it to the point of release was no easy task.

Gimme Five: Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan

Gimme Five: Unreleased Songs by Bob Dylan

The title is a misnomer, of course. Bob Dylan has been releasing lost treasures for so long now — his Bootleg Series, which dates back to 1991, is up to Volume 10 — that you can find official versions with ease these days.

Something Else! sneak peek: David Crosby – Croz (2014)

As the opening “What’s Broken” elevates into a cirrus-cloud of lonesome reverie, Crosby reclaims every lost promise of his solo career — dormant now for two decades

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Bob Dylan seemed, certainly at first, to lose some essential impetus to create in the 1980s. He came off as neither grouchy or impish, just disinterested.

Almost Hits: Bob Dylan, “Jokerman” (1984)

Almost Hits: Bob Dylan, “Jokerman” (1984)

The lead-off track from an album heralded as a return from born-again proselytizing, “Jokerman” found Bob Dylan using themes both Biblical and secular to tear down political charlatans.

On Second Thought: Dire Straits – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

On Second Thought: Dire Straits – Alchemy: Dire Straits Live (1984)

Mark Knopfler’s amazing career is enhanced by the American release this month of his two discs, twenty song album, Privateering , but let’s take a look back at a lesser known but perhaps his most amazing release

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

Readers’ Top 10 for 2012: The Beatles, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Bob Dylan, Rush, The Monkees, Donald Fagen

In 2012, readers flocked to a boisterous discussion on those times when the Beatles didn’t exactly impress.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvpoiiBW9bc&w=500&h=305] We’ve each already had our say, individually. Said our piece. Then came time to meet over the remnants of the egg nog and hammer out a consensus — before we go over the disc-al cliff into 2013.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Rock and Pop Music

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guUN-5Xpdt0&w=500&h=305] The Dinosaurs of Rock roamed the Earth again in 2012, racing up the charts past bands half their age and chewing through expectations. Expectations, you say? I had many. Most of them dead wrong.