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Desert Island Discs: Double Album Edition

Travel back with us now to a time when rock stars, given a chance to make one good album, would often double down. Did “more” necessarily equal “better”? Well, no, actually. But that’s an argument for a different day.

Download: thenewno2, "Make It Home" (2012)

“Make It Home,” the electronica-drenched lead track from thenewno2’s forthcoming full-length thefearofmissingout, finds George Harrison’s son doing things both expected and completely, very-neatly unexpected.

John Frusciante – Letur-Lefr (2012)

PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.

Michael Des Barres – Carnaby Street (2012)

Michael Des Barres has seen a lot of rock ‘n’ roll highway pass by. But he’s still itching to explore new sideroads.

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.

Download: J.D. Souther – NoiseTrade Sampler EP (2012)

If you know J.D. Souther, one of the 1970s’ unjustly overlooked country-rock svengalis, it’s likely as a collaborator with the Eagles.

Something Else! sneak peek: Melissa Etheridge, "Falling Up" (2012)

In this uncertain era, we need people to frame the issues as much as we need life-affirming voices to lift us from the doldrums. Enter Melissa Etheridge, with a new song that finds hope, and humor, in the hard times.

Download: Susanna Hoffs – Some Summer Days EP (2012)

If the last time you thought about Susanna Hoffs was when she was still walking like an glammed-up 1980s-era Egyptian, her charming new EP will provide a new window into the deeper pop and folk talents she possesses.

We're Half Way There: The Official™ Something Else! Mid-Year Top 10 for 2012

After two goes at an annual Official™ Something Else! Top 10 list, we’ve decided to introduce a mid-year edition — for those who simply can’t wait for the Christmas sales

Gimme Five: When the National Anthem, well, sucked

In its best moments, the National Anthem is a heady combination of patriotism and emotional resonance, conveyed by force of dizzying talent.