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Carl Hall – You Don’t Know Nothing About Love (2015)

Carl Hall – You Don’t Know Nothing About Love (2015)

Lost R&B legend Carl Hall gives each performance a gospel-infused, four-octave charge. And yet he somehow remains stubbornly obscure.

Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones (2015)

Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones (2015)

There’s a gutsy musical experientation surrounding ‘Restless Ones,’ but the perfect Heartless Bastards album is still yet to be made.

The Knack – Normal as the Next Guy (2001; 2015 reissue)

The Knack – Normal as the Next Guy (2001; 2015 reissue)

‘Normal as the Next Guy’ should have – once again – been more than enough to hot-wire a comeback for the Knack. So what went wrong this time?

Dan Auerbach + The Arcs, “Stay in My Corner” from Yours, Dreamily (2015): One Track Mind

Dan Auerbach + The Arcs, “Stay in My Corner” from Yours, Dreamily (2015): One Track Mind

The Arcs’ “Stay in My Corner” isn’t any muscle-popping left turn for Black Keys fans. Instead, it simply sticks with what Dan Auerbach does best.

Zoom is likely the best Electric Light Orchestra album you’ve never heard

Zoom is likely the best Electric Light Orchestra album you’ve never heard

The lean, tune-focused ‘Zoom,’ released on June 12, 2001, was the album the Electric Light Orchestra should have put out at the turn of the 1980s.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  Neal Schon attends the Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebration on June 9, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Les Paul Foundation)

Neal Schon, “Lady M” from Vortex (2015): One Track Mind

Neal Schon’s baseline is one of torrid invention. But there’s another side to the Journey great, and an advance track for ‘Vortex’ powerfully showcases it.

Neil Young, “Wolf Moon” from The Monsanto Years (2015): One Track Mind

Neil Young, “Wolf Moon” from The Monsanto Years (2015): One Track Mind

Neil Young’s “Wolf Moon” features a delicately inviting sound that leads long-time fans back to ‘Harvest’ and its terrific sequel ‘Harvest Moon.’

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

Ornette Coleman, an inscrutable genius, gave jazz its freedom

There were technical things that made Ornette Coleman’s work great. But stressing that gives away the one thing that really mattered: Its freedom.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Clothes Line Saga” (1967): Across the Great Divide

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Clothes Line Saga” (1967): Across the Great Divide

A wicked parody of “Ode to Billie Joe,” Bob Dylan’s “Clothes Line Saga” might be the most hilarious moment of his ‘Basement Tapes’ work with the Band.

Rolling Stones’ Some Girls offered one final blast of nervy, rock ‘n’ roll attitude

Rolling Stones’ Some Girls offered one final blast of nervy, rock ‘n’ roll attitude

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Some Girls,’ released on June 9, 1978, was a very important moment. We now know that they would never sound the same again.