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A-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (2017)

A-ha – MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice (2017)

‘MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice’ features a beautifully reworked version of A-ha’s breakout hit “Take on Me,” but there’s much more to recommend here.

Daryl Hall on how MTV ruined a huge Hall and Oates hit: ‘It was really, really frustrating’

Daryl Hall on how MTV ruined a huge Hall and Oates hit: ‘It was really, really frustrating’

Though they came of age in the singer-songwriter 1970s, Hall and Oates found their biggest successes in the video-obsessed decade that followed.

John Oates isn’t a fan of Hall and Oates’ ’80s videos – except for one: ‘So weird and over the top’

John Oates isn’t a fan of Hall and Oates’ ’80s videos – except for one: ‘So weird and over the top’

Hall and Oates have made no secret of their reluctance to become MTV-age stars, having emerged from the roosty, and rooted, folk scene.

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ heralded a then-unknown age

Geoff Downes discusses the deeper complexities of “Video Killed the Radio Star” ahead of a planned Buggles reunion with Trevor Horn.

On Second Thought: The Fixx – Beautiful Friction (2012)

I’ve found that the Fixx’s Beautiful Friction becomes a richer experience the longer it plays — and the longer it stays.

One Track Mind: The English Beat, "Save It For Later" (1982; 2012 reissue)

Their name focused on rhythm, but short-changing the shooting-star early-1980s post-punkers English Beat as a ska band is to ignore their essential, still deeply interesting complexities.

One Track Mind: Linkin Park, "Numb" (2003)

This kind of “modern rock” does nothing for me. Even if I was able to ignore the ever-present my-life-sucks theme (which is pretty danged tough to do) the music alone would drive me away.

Fanfarlo – Rooms Filled With Light (2012)

This English group combines alt-rock, world-music polyrhythms and chamber pop into an amalgam that sounds like David Byrne sitting in with Philip Glass.

‘American Idol’ finalist Adam Lambert on replacing Freddie Mercury in Queen: ‘The intention is to pay tribute’

Move over, Freddie Mercury. Step aside, Paul Rodgers. Queen’s new lead singer is former “American Idol” finalist Adam Lambert. Lambert confirmed the news (or … maybe not?!) in an interview with the UK’s Daily Star

Thomas Dolby on ‘She Blinded Me With Science,’ ‘Hyperactive,’ others: Gimme Five

Even as Thomas Dolby got set to release A Map of the Floating City, his first album of new music in almost 20 years, his sound somehow remained both associated with the MTV era, and almost completely unbound by it. “If you’re right,” Dolby tells us, “it’s because everything is built from the song’s foundation. It tended to be theRead More

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