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Half Notes: Soul Asylum – Delayed Reaction (2012)

Soul Asylum is back following a six-year gap between projects, the last of which was completed by Dave Pirner and Co. as bassist Karl Mueller succumbed to cancer.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Wreck On The Highway" (1980)

Mortality and the very, very thin line between life and death, those ideas quietly rumble just beneath the surface on most of The River‘s more serious tracks.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: Donald Fagen/ Michael McDonald/ Boz Scaggs, July 14, 2012

While Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band is traversing America with his stable of olden goldie hitmakers, Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen and his soulful rock comrades-in-arms Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs

The Ripe – Into Your Ears (2012)

Meet the Ripe, a Texas band, whose debut album Into Your Ears affirms they are a serious force to be reckoned with. The band’s music reminds me of a stew pot.

Steely Dan Sunday, "Green Flower Street" (1982)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** “Green Flower Street” always reminds me of the similarly titled “Green Dolphin Street,” a song from the 1947 Lana Turner movie of the same name that Miles Davis turned in into a jazz standard when he first recorded it in the late 50s.

Jimbo Mathus – Blue Light (2012)

Perhaps best known as the leader of the now-defunct band Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jimbo Mathus is returns with a raw, ambitious six-song EP.

Fallon Cush – April (2012)

Fallon Cush takes a darker, more contemplative turn with April, after the fizzy power pop of its self-titled 2011 debut. That difference in tone is readily apparent from the first, as the opener “It’s a Line” jangles out with a classically Lennon-ish whine

Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be (2009)

Have you ever listened to a record and then sat there thinking, “OK …. so what the hell was that?!” I’m not talking about individual songs that might stick out, but the whole thing.

Gimme Five: All-time favorite posthumously released albums

The news that there could be as many as two more albums from Amy Winehouse, a year after her passing, got us to thinking about posthumous releases.

One Track Mind: Sepultura, “Bullet the Blue Sky” (2003)

There are a couple of reasons I shouldn’t like this song. First, it’s a cover of my favorite U2 number, and while I’m not a huge U2 fan, covers of my favorite songs by other bands generally don’t work for me