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Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy (1973): On Second Thought

A new Led Zeppelin reissue gives S. Victor Aaron, Nick DeRiso, JC Mosquito, Fred Phillips and Mark Saleski the chance to reassess.

Dr. John, “Let ‘Em In” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

Dr. John, “Let ‘Em In” from The Art of McCartney (2014): One Track Mind

One part revelry and one part reverie, Dr. John’s update of Paul McCartney’s “Let ‘Em In” is a highlight on the forthcoming ‘Art of McCartney.’

The Band, “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band, “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” (1971): Across the Great Divide

The Band’s version of this Four Tops gem illustrates their canny ability to countrify soul music. A Motown classic is reborn.

Lucinda Williams, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Lucinda Williams, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Lucinda Williams’ gruff slur on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” conveys just how few times the fates allow us the moments we’d like.

Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” from Live in Dublin (2014): One Track Mind

Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” from Live in Dublin (2014): One Track Mind

A pessimist’s anthem for any era, Leonard Cohen’s “Everybody Knows” never loses its blunt force wisdom.

The Rolling Stones, “Waiting On A Friend (Hampton Coliseum, 1981)”: One Track Mind

The Rolling Stones, “Waiting On A Friend (Hampton Coliseum, 1981)”: One Track Mind

Mick Jagger’s take on “Waiting on a Friend,” from the Rolling Stones’ newly issued ‘Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981,’ becomes a character study.

Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (1998; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Eric Clapton – Pilgrim (1998; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Eric Clapton presents himself for the first time not as guitar god, but as bone-deep soul singer.

David Bowie, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

David Bowie, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Here’s our review of David Bowie’s “‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore,” the second of two new songs to be included on a forthcoming retrospective.

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014): On Second Thought

Pink Floyd – The Endless River (2014): On Second Thought

This is the post-Roger Waters Pink Floyd album that David Gilmour should have made in the first place — one that reflects his own strengths.

Jethro Tull, “War Child II” (2014): One Track Mind

Jethro Tull, “War Child II” (2014): One Track Mind

With everything that’s gone on, the idea of new music — any new music — from Jethro Tull has to be greeted with unbridled jubilation.