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R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ boasted more ambition that it did cohesion, but so what?

R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ boasted more ambition that it did cohesion, but so what?

For all of the wailing from college-radio hipsters (ahem!), R.E.M.’s ‘Green’ arrived this month in 1988 with some of the band’s most durable individual songs.

As Gov’t Mule reached a turning point, By a Thread delivered

As Gov’t Mule reached a turning point, By a Thread delivered

Gov’t Mule dug deeply for ‘By a Thread,’ released on Oct. 27, 2009, retaining all of their soul and grit even as they emerged with a new lineup.

The story behind Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

The story behind Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

Hall and Oates may not have had a more abrupt shift than the one between ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’ and what followed in October 1974.

The Zombies – Still Got That Hunger (2015)

The Zombies – Still Got That Hunger (2015)

Perhaps the Zombies’ finest effort to date, the appropriately titled ‘Still Got That Hunger’ combines their initial vision with a fresh outlook.

Ethan Keller, “Lost Dog” (2015): One Track Mind

Ethan Keller, “Lost Dog” (2015): One Track Mind

With tasteful horns and a fine lead guitar, Ethan Keller delivers another delicious musical Scooby snack with his new folk-rock tune, “Lost Dog.”

James Leg – Below The Belt (2015)

James Leg – Below The Belt (2015)

On ‘Below The Belt,’ the music of the preacher from hell James Leg is satisfying to the soul – whether Leg is in his usual element or not.

The New Trocaderos – Thrills and Chills (2015)

The New Trocaderos – Thrills and Chills (2015)

An ‘Animal House’-style party ambience, surrounded by garage rock grooves and crafty pop detours, powers the New Trocaderos’ ‘Thrills and Chills.’

Herbcraft – Wot Oz (2015)

Herbcraft – Wot Oz (2015)

Herbcraft’s ‘Wot Oz’ is a saturated-sounding mono four-track recording and, with that self-imposed limitation, it’s pretty intense stuff.

Frank DiMino – Old Habits Die Hard (2015)

Frank DiMino – Old Habits Die Hard (2015)

Frank DiMino’s ‘Old Habits Die Hard’ is a pleasant surprise for Angel fans, or anyone who likes melodic hard rock.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Betty’s Blends, Vol. 2: Best From the West (2015)

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Betty’s Blends, Vol. 2: Best From the West (2015)

That Grateful Dead spirit lives on in the down-to-earth musicianship of Chris Robinson and his Brotherhood. And like the Dead, live is better.