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U2 vs. Foo Fighters, Adele vs. Alice Cooper, Neil Young vs. Steve Earle + more: Odd Couples

U2 vs. Foo Fighters, Adele vs. Alice Cooper, Neil Young vs. Steve Earle + more: Odd Couples

No “best of” list here. Just a year-end housecleaning of random Odd Couples jabs, hooks and uppercuts – and not always above the belt.

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Jazz, Blues + R&B): Gavin Harrison, Dave Douglas + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Boz Scaggs, Pops Staples, Papa Mali, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, the Word, Steve Earle and Beth Hart.

Steve Earle, “The Tennessee Kid” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Earle, “The Tennessee Kid” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

You can’t dig too deeply into blues, as Steve Earle is doing these days, without a teeth-splintering clang of your shovel against Robert Johnson’s legend.

Steve Earle, “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

Steve Earle, “Baby Baby Baby (Baby)” from Terraplane (2015): One Track Mind

The opening track from Steve Earle’s upcoming ‘Terraplane,’ a chugging Howlin’ Wolf-esque electric blues, works on two levels.

Steve Earle, “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Earle, “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Earle sounds like he was born to the blues, even if he’s just now turning his focus there.

Odd Couples: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” vs. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”

Odd Couples: Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” vs. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”

Call this one the American Dream … and the American Detour.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Paradise” (2002)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Paradise” (2002)

I remember thinking that “Paradise,” written from the point of view of a suicide bomber, was simultaneously haunting and touching.

Steve Earle – The Warner Bros. Years (2013)

Steve Earle – The Warner Bros. Years (2013)

This set represents an often-overlooked period, and one of intense experimentation, for Steve Earle — who couldn’t have been further removed (personally or professionally) from his earliest triumphs

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

Steve Earle, as is his way, gets beneath the bromides and the easy assumptions about the homeless, in a harrowing new song that digs out the hard-won scraps of remaining pride.

Gimme Five: Our Christmas favorites include Nat King Cole, Vince Guaraldi … and Henry Rollins?!?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPG3zSgm_Qo&w=500&h=305] There are as many Christmas music traditions as there are stockings hung with with care. For some, the process of awaiting ole St. Nick requires a classic soundtrack, filled with old favorites. For others, something newer makes sense.

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