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Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Dirty Loops, “Wake Me Up” (2014)

A lot of Dirty Loops’ covers have been released via YouTube, and the latest one to hit the video circuit is their more organic, more virtuosic rendition of Avicii’s Aloe Blacc-sung “Wake Me Up.”

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of)

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles reunite! (Well, kind of)

With Lennon and Harrison’s untimely passings, this is as close as we’ll ever get again.

Casey Kasem (1932-2014): An Appreciation

Casey Kasem (1932-2014): An Appreciation

A golden voice is silenced, but only in the here and now.

Judith Owen – Ebb and Flow (2014)

Judith Owen – Ebb and Flow (2014)

Clearly Judith Owen has read the book on making a perfect jazz/pop album.

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

War – Greatest Hits (1976; 2014 reissue)

A force in its day, the music of this seminal funk-jazz-rock combo remains very much potent today.

One Track Mind: Tigran, “Erishta” from Shadow Theater (2013)

One Track Mind: Tigran, “Erishta” from Shadow Theater (2013)

For whatever reason, we don’t often see the collision of pop music and art rock anymore.

Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant (2014)

Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant (2014)

Natalie Merchant offers an album full of distilled thoughts, easily the most intense collection of her solo career.

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan – Goodbye Yesterday (2014)

Kere Buchanan’s new release, Goodbye Yesterday almost seems to be in a time warp. The New Zealander’s release harken back to a time when albums contained thoughtful and intriguing melodies.

Almost Hits: Laid Back, “White Horse” (1983)

The shocking and tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put a spotlight on a growing heroin epidemic in America.

Almost Hits: Gino Vannelli, “Black Cars” (1985)

Almost Hits: Gino Vannelli, “Black Cars” (1985)

Canadian pop crooner Gino Vannelli’s big era was from the mid-70s to the turn of the 1980s. However, like Yes — and this might be the only similarity to Yes — he put out an album in the middle of the ’80s that was not a return to form, but instead a sort of rebirth