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The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

The Jackson 5 – The Ultimate Collection (1996): On Second Thought

Rare is the group that appeals to both squealing girls and picky critics, but such was the Jackson 5.

Dennis DeYoung says ‘Glee’ finally got Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ right: ‘This song is not easy to sing’

Dennis DeYoung says ‘Glee’ finally got Styx’s ‘Come Sail Away’ right: ‘This song is not easy to sing’

Dennis DeYoung says, after years of failed attempts by others, ‘Glee’ nailed it with their rousing recent rendition of Styx’s “Come Sail Away.”

For Mickey Thomas, Starship’s “Sara” still holds haunting mysteries: ‘An audiophile song’

For Mickey Thomas, Starship’s “Sara” still holds haunting mysteries: ‘An audiophile song’

Released on March 15, 1986, “Sara” was the second of three clustered, mid-1980s No. 1 hit singles for Starship — but one that’s held up much better.

The Big Sexy, “Better Soon” from Batsu (2014): One Track Mind

The Big Sexy, “Better Soon” from Batsu (2014): One Track Mind

When I heard the Big Sexy’s theme song of comedian J-L Cauvin, I was intrigued. Figuring out who actually performed it was another matter.

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Joni Mitchell’s intriguing jazz period began 41 years ago: ‘An incredible legacy in music’

Robben Ford discusses Joni Mitchell’s jazz period in the 1970s. He performed on some of her most closely dissected, if not always best loved, albums.

Dropkick – Good Vibes: The Dropkick Songbook Vol. 1 (2014)

If you missed Dropkick the first time around, here’s your chance to sample the Scottish band’s wares in a single swoop.

Andreas Varady, “Do It Again” from Andreas Varady (2014): One Track Mind

Andreas Varady’s Steely Dan remake begins with an approach out of the Wes Montgomery playbook. Then something interesting happens.

Julian Leal – A New Beginning (2014)

Catchy songwriting, combined with imaginative breaks supply Julian Leal’s synth-poppy ‘A New Beginning’ with vitality and direction.

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers

Steely Dan Sunday: The Five Best Steely Dan Covers

We find a wide diversity of artists applying a wide diversity of styles.

Something Else! exclusive stream: Caleb Hawley, “Give It Away” from Side 2 EP (2014)

Something Else! exclusive stream: Caleb Hawley, “Give It Away” from Side 2 EP (2014)

Why “Shake It Off” when you can “Give It Away”? Hawley answers that question.