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Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Crowded House’s dark and tender Intriguer never stopped searching for the light

Released this summer five years ago, Crowded House’s ‘Intriguer’ ended with the words “sweet dreams, make waves, find bliss.” They’d done just that.

Keith Richards, “Trouble” from Crosseyed Heart (2015): One Track Mind

Keith Richards, “Trouble” from Crosseyed Heart (2015): One Track Mind

Like the best of his Rolling Stones-rejuvenating late ’80s solo work, this new Keith Richards song comes off like a loose, late-night aside.

Adrian Belew, “Idiom” from Flux (2015): One Track Mind

Adrian Belew, “Idiom” from Flux (2015): One Track Mind

With “Idiom,” the latest song for Adrian Belew’s Flux app, you’re reminded of his narrative and musical inventiveness – but also his underrated humor.

Rick Danko, “Times Like These” from Times Like These (2000): Across the Great Divide

Rick Danko, “Times Like These” from Times Like These (2000): Across the Great Divide

When Rick Danko’s posthumous “Times Like These” ends, it’s like coming awake again after a beautiful – if powerfully sad – reverie.

Bob Dylan’s wrongheaded Knocked Out Loaded was almost saved by epic ‘Brownsville Girl’

Bob Dylan’s wrongheaded Knocked Out Loaded was almost saved by epic ‘Brownsville Girl’

Bob Dylan’s otherwise entirely forgettable ‘Knocked Out Loaded,’ released on July 14, 1986, had its merits. Well, one of them, anyway.

Jeff Beck + Rod Stewart, “People Get Ready” from Flash (1985): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck + Rod Stewart, “People Get Ready” from Flash (1985): One Track Mind

Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart equalled the emotional directness of their initial collaborations with “People Get Ready,” released on ‘Flash’ in July 1985.

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

Inside Steve Hackett and Steve Howe’s ill-fated GTR supergroup: ‘The price of success was very high’

GTR debuted in July 1986 with a lineup led by prog legends Steve Hackett and Steve Howe. What could go wrong? As Hackett tells us, almost everything.

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was more than a great cause for Hall and Oates. It was, as John Oates tells us, a chance to “come full circle.”

Rolling Stones, “Love is Strong” from Voodoo Lounge (1994): One Track Mind

Rolling Stones, “Love is Strong” from Voodoo Lounge (1994): One Track Mind

Released this week in 1994 on ‘Voodoo Lounge,’ shoulda-been-hit “Love Is Strong” showed the Rolling Stones hadn’t lost their flair for snarky cock-rock.

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Ringo Starr’s ‘She’s About a Mover,’ ‘Harry’s Song,’ ‘Walk with You’ + others: Deep Cuts

Born on July 7, 1940, Ringo Starr solo career was (finally!) recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Let’s drill down a little further.