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The Pretenders took an unusual path back to relevance on Break Up the Concrete

The Pretenders took an unusual path back to relevance on Break Up the Concrete

With ‘Break Up the Concrete,’ released Oct. 7, 2008, the Pretenders found their old edge – but not with a return to hard-driving punk styles.

The Beatles … LIVE!: More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles … LIVE!: More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chrissie Hynde, “Dark Sunglasses” from Stockholm (2014)

Beginning with an elastic beat, “Dark Sunglasses” might have heralded a next-gen moment of pop-song modernity for Chrissie Hynde, except that the rest of it has all of the haunty, ball-busting attitude you’ve come to expect from every great Pretenders track going back to the 1970s.

Something Else! sneak peek: King Mob, "Selene Selene" (2011)

The new English beat combo King Mob comes tearing out on “Selene Selene,” quickly rejoining the fender-bending journey started during their previous tenures with the Sex Pistols, the Pretenders and the Sharks.

The Best of 2008, Part 1: The Mainstream

The Best of 2008, Part 1: The Mainstream

by Pico It’s less than one week to Christmas, ladies and gents. Still trying to figure out what to give your loved one or boss that perfect music gift? Worse yet, you’re born before around 1965 and can’t figure out the Fleet Foxes from Black Diamond Heavies or Kanye West and don’t really care to? You’ve come to the rightRead More

Quickies: The Pretenders, Taj Mahal, Medeski, Martin & Wood

Quickies: The Pretenders, Taj Mahal, Medeski, Martin & Wood

A mere three days after the last Quickies, and here we are back already with another one. It just goes to show how the CD release pace quickens as we round the bend toward the holiday shopping season. With pockets getting emptying rapidly in the face of an economic Armageddon, it becomes more imperative to make your selections wisely. ThisRead More

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