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The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – The 3 Song Drive (EP) (2016)

The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco – The 3 Song Drive (EP) (2016)

The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco are superstars alongside XTC and Squeeze in an alternate universe in which pop music doesn’t insult your intelligence and sometimes even challenges it.

Leon Russell (1942-2016): The Last of the Bird-Flipping Genre-Busters

Leon Russell (1942-2016): The Last of the Bird-Flipping Genre-Busters

This gravelly marvel of a singer, Leon Russell leaves us as the consummate musician – and a never-ebbing rebel.

Leonard Cohen, Always Wise Beyond His Years, Nourished Both the Heart and Intellect

Leonard Cohen, Always Wise Beyond His Years, Nourished Both the Heart and Intellect

I returned to a 2009 live album, Leonard Cohen’s first newly recorded release since 2004’s ‘Dear Heather,’ during the first dark evening without him.

The Beatles, “Getting Better” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Getting Better” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ “Getting Better” illustrates John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s collaborative style, differing outlooks, and willingness to reveal personal truths.

The Embrooks, “Nightmare” / “Helen” (2016): One Track Mind

The Embrooks, “Nightmare” / “Helen” (2016): One Track Mind

The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?

Ethan Keller – Dead Man Dancing (2016)

Ethan Keller – Dead Man Dancing (2016)

‘Dead Man Dancing’ is Ethan Keller up close and personal, warts and all. And you know what? He’s still sounding good.

Chicago, “Flight 602” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Flight 602” from Chicago III (1971): Saturdays in the Park

With ‘Flight 602,” Chicago’s Robert Lamm describes the boredom of waiting to go onstage, but this engaging song is anything but boring.

Doyle Bramhall II – Rich Man (2016)

Doyle Bramhall II – Rich Man (2016)

‘Rich Man’ is a consolidation of Bramhall’s strengths as a straight-up rocker, Texas bluesman and modern soul crooner, self-produced in the psychedelic soul style of The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Gong – Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016)

Gong – Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016)

With the first post-Daevid Allen Gong album, the torchbearers of serious rock who don’t take themselves *too* seriously carries on confidently.

Heart – Beautiful Broken (2016)

Heart – Beautiful Broken (2016)

Heart’s new album Beautiful Broken demonstrates that some artists get better with age.