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New Music Monday: Neil Finn, Band of Horses, Dianne Reeves, Marillion, the Fleshtones

New Music Monday: Neil Finn, Band of Horses, Dianne Reeves, Marillion, the Fleshtones

Neil Finn and Dianne Reeves return with rare studio efforts, while Band of Horses strips their sound bare in a nervy acoustic performance.

New Music Monday: Paul Rodgers, Karl Denson, Scott H. Biram, Brand X, Alice Cooper

New Music Monday: Paul Rodgers, Karl Denson, Scott H. Biram, Brand X, Alice Cooper

You perhaps knew, listening to blues-scalded moments like 1969′s “I’m a Mover,” that Paul Rodgers had a great — a truly great — R&B record in him. But nothing, not even that old Free side, will prepare you for the outsized joys surrounding his new Royal Sessions.

New Music Monday: David Crosby, Angelique Kidjo, Transatlantic, Red Dragon Cartel

New Music Monday: David Crosby, Angelique Kidjo, Transatlantic, Red Dragon Cartel

For all of his sparkling credentials with the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash, David Crosby’s solo career can be charitably described as sporadic and largely unsatisfying.

Sick of the Beatles? Rekindle your fading fandom with 10 lesser-known favorites

Sick of the Beatles? Rekindle your fading fandom with 10 lesser-known favorites

Every one knows “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday,” “She Loves You.” To the point where you could (gulp!) start getting sick of them. Blame classic-rock radio, blame Cirque du Soleil, blame your older brother.

New Music Monday: The Beatles, Mogwai, Billy Branch, Chrome Division, Tommy Castro

New Music Monday: The Beatles, Mogwai, Billy Branch, Chrome Division, Tommy Castro

Mogwai, those hipster post-rockers, could probably issue just about anything (really, they kinda did with Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will three years ago) and it would sell. This time, they have something actually worth buying.

New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Archie Shepp, Lucinda Williams

New Music Monday: Bruce Springsteen, Rosanne Cash, Archie Shepp, Lucinda Williams

Bruce Springsteen’s new album isn’t exactly new, though the trumped-up “controversy” over his including remakes, covers and (gulp!) Tom Morello certainly is. We run right at all of it.

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Best of the Best: The Official™ Something Else! Top 10 for 2013: Steven Wilson, Black Sabbath, The Band

Every one has had their individual say, made their choices, argued the point. Now, it’s time for consensus ruling from the bench: Here is The Official™ Top 10 for 2013 from Something Else!

Almost Hits: Hindu Love Gods, “Raspberry Beret” (1990)

Almost Hits: Hindu Love Gods, “Raspberry Beret” (1990)

The Hindu Love Gods may sound like the name of some obscure alt-rock band, but that was hardly the case. In short: it was R.E.M. with Michael Stipe replaced with Warren Zevon.

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Readers’ Top 10 for 2013: The Beatles, Peter Banks, the Band, Adrian Belew, Carcass, Led Zeppelin

Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde & Experimental Music): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2013 (Part 3 of 4, Avant Garde & Experimental Music): Ben Goldberg, Ceramic Dog

I used to call this the “whack jazz” (or is that “wack” jazz?) list, but I found that term to be too restrictive for what’s being presented below.