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John Lennon and the American left: Some Time in New York City (1972)

John Lennon and the American left: Some Time in New York City (1972)

‘Some Time in New York City,’ released in the summer of ’72, is not only the worst John Lennon album. It’s the worst (non-Ringo) solo Beatles record.

Yes, “The Prophet” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “The Prophet” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes’ “The Prophet,” the lone Jon Anderson/Chris Squire collaboration on ‘Time and a Word,’ is a strong track hampered by heavy-handed production.

Bob Dylan’s wrongheaded Knocked Out Loaded was almost saved by epic ‘Brownsville Girl’

Bob Dylan’s wrongheaded Knocked Out Loaded was almost saved by epic ‘Brownsville Girl’

Bob Dylan’s otherwise entirely forgettable ‘Knocked Out Loaded,’ released on July 14, 1986, had its merits. Well, one of them, anyway.

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Yes, “Everydays” from Time and a Word (1970): YESterdays

Talk about a buzz kill. Yes’ cover of Stephen Stills’ “Everydays,” though situated between two of their best early songs, just doesn’t work.

When the National Anthem, well, sucked: Gimme Five

When the National Anthem, well, sucked: Gimme Five

In its best moments, the National Anthem is a heady combination of patriotism and emotional resonance. Then, there are the other times.

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: ‘The biggest album we ever had’

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin defend Chicago 17: ‘The biggest album we ever had’

‘Chicago 17,’ released on May 14, 1984, was a multi-million-selling smash. And Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin aren’t about to apologize for it.

Genesis – The Sum of the Parts (2015): Movies

Genesis – The Sum of the Parts (2015): Movies

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett blasted the ‘Sum of the Parts’ documentary as incomplete, even biased. He was right.

Roger Taylor hates the new Queen Forever compilation: ‘It’s bloody miserable!’

Queen recently issued a two-disc compilation of ballads, bolstered by a trio of never-before-released songs. Co-founder Roger Taylor isn’t a fan.

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters is still not in Pink Floyd: ‘This is not rocket science, people’

Roger Waters left Pink Floyd almost 30 years ago. But their new album has led to new questions about his involvement in the group.

Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin open up about the complicated legacy of Chicago 18

Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin open up about the complicated legacy of Chicago 18

Danny Seraphine and Bill Champlin discuss David Foster’s platinum-selling era with Chicago, and how it ended.

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