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Here’s how Genesis’ ‘The Musical Box’ gave rise to Eddie Van Halen

Here’s how Genesis’ ‘The Musical Box’ gave rise to Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen must have been paying close attention to Steve Hackett’s unique approach to the song, released in November 1971 on Genesis’ ‘Nursery Cryme.’

Walter Trout – Battle Scars (2015)

Walter Trout – Battle Scars (2015)

Depite Water Trout’s devastating illness, ‘Battle Scars’ boasts a striking resiliency and sense of purpose.

George Harrison’s sad and triumphant Brainwashed was defined by a single song

George Harrison’s sad and triumphant Brainwashed was defined by a single song

Released in November 2002, ‘Brainwashed’ provided George Harrison with one of rock’s most delicately executed goodbyes. Credit Jeff Lynne.

Brian Eno’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea has only gotten better with time

Brian Eno’s Small Craft on a Milk Sea has only gotten better with time

When Brian Eno’s ‘Small Craft on a Milk Sea’ arrived in November 2010, I was disappointed. You expect him to be ever changing.

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

How the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour was almost, but not quite, saved

Pity the poor Brits, who didn’t initially receive the full 11-song U.S. version of the Beatles’ ‘Magical Mystery Tour,’ released on Nov. 27, 1967.

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of (2015)

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best of (2015)

This is the compact, early-career overview the Kinks have deserved for some time, one that builds upon their familiar successes rather than simply relying upon them.

Phil Collins found himself at a crossroads with Hello, I Must Be Going!

Phil Collins found himself at a crossroads with Hello, I Must Be Going!

Released this month in 1982, Phil Collins’ ‘Hello, I Must Be Going!’ was a disparate collection of moods, tempos and personas – a reflection of both his career and private life.

Daniel Davies + Sebastian Robertson – Condemned (2015)

Daniel Davies + Sebastian Robertson – Condemned (2015)

Sons of famous axemen, Daniel Davies and Sebastian Robertson have made the brave choice to spin a blood-curdling yarn without the infrastucture of guitar.

The Beatles’ Love was a worthy concept not taken far enough

The Beatles’ Love was a worthy concept not taken far enough

The Beatles’ Love, released this month in 2006, was at its best when George Martin got outside of convention – but that didn’t happen nearly enough.

R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ boasted more ambition that it did cohesion, but so what?

R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ boasted more ambition that it did cohesion, but so what?

For all of the wailing from college-radio hipsters (ahem!), R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ arrived this month in 1988 with some of the band’s most durable individual songs.