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Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky was that rare thing – an instant modern classic rock album

Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky was that rare thing – an instant modern classic rock album

Wilco’s ‘Sky Blue Sky,’ released on May 15, 2007, became my road music, an escape from the everyday nothingness that often drives us insane.

Rush’s varied, misunderstood Snakes and Arrows offered hope amidst tragedy

Rush’s varied, misunderstood Snakes and Arrows offered hope amidst tragedy

With ‘Snakes and Arrows,’ released this month in 2007, Rush used a unified, deeply uplifting message to tie an album of loose ends together.

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

King Crimson’s brief, but important, double-trio era peaked with Thrak

The potential of King Crimson’s inventive musical format on ‘Thrak,’ released on April 25, 1995, has only become more clear as time passes.

How I learned to love (or at least tolerate) Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

How I learned to love (or at least tolerate) Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

A confession: I never fully appreciated the overpraised ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,’ released by Wilco this week in 2002. Not until much later, anyway.

Iron Maiden’s 1988 masterpiece Seventh Son of a Seventh Son changed everything

Iron Maiden’s 1988 masterpiece Seventh Son of a Seventh Son changed everything

‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,’ released on April 11, 1988, started a journey. Iron Maiden is now a part of me, and I am a part of what’s kept them around.

King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic came alive again with masterful remaster

King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues in Aspic came alive again with masterful remaster

We return for a glorious run through the 40th anniversary reissue of King Crimson’s ‘Larks’ Tongues in Aspic,’ originally released on March 23, 1973.

With Power to Believe, King Crimson explored an unsettled post-9/11 landscape

With Power to Believe, King Crimson explored an unsettled post-9/11 landscape

Released on March 4, 2003, King Crimson’s turbulent ‘Power to Believe’ felt like an innocent’s view of war as it started before his very eyes.

Fantomas – Delirium Cordia (2004): On Second Thought

Fantomas – Delirium Cordia (2004): On Second Thought

The best comparison for Fantomas’ ‘Delirium Cordia,’ released today in 2004, was with a film. It required, and rewarded, a similar amount of attention.

The Who’s new remasters for iTunes and HDTracks hold a special surprise

The Who’s new remasters for iTunes and HDTracks hold a special surprise

Best of all, these don’t appear to be remasters of the Who’s 1996 remixes, either, but of the original mixes.

Def Leppard – Slang (1996; 2014 Deluxe Edition reissue)

Def Leppard – Slang (1996; 2014 Deluxe Edition reissue)

Often overlooked, ‘Slang’ allowed the band to explore new musical territory and stretch its wings.