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Roky Erickson With Okkervil River | True Love Cast Out All Evil

True Love Cast Out All Evil finds troubled Texas psych-rock legend Roky Erickson reflecting on a life filled with turmoil.
Anti- (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  April 30, 2010
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Elvis Costello | Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

There are few genres into which Elvis Costello hasn't delved over the years, but he's always seemed particularly comfortable within the traditional back-porch country that occupies this latest session.
Hear Music (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  June 12, 2009
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Backwoods Barbie

Dolly Parton should run for president.

Dolly Parton rolls out the big guns


By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 30, 2008
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Prime time

To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2007
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Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash

Tribute albums are usually hit-or-miss, and this one honoring June Carter Cash is no exception.
Dualtone
By WERNER TRIESCHMANN  |  August 07, 2007
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Maxed-out minimalists

One busty female drummer, one spitfire guitarist, and a deep fondness for raw Motor City rawk reduced to its grittiest garage-punk essence.
The White Stripes, Agganis Arena, July 23, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 30, 2007


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Ain’t that America

Photographer Henry Horenstein crossed paths with Jerry Lee Lewis at a Ramada Inn in Boston in 1975.
Henry Horenstein surveys country music in the 1970s
By GREG COOK  |  July 03, 2007
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Nashville underground

Solomon Burke’s no stranger to Nashville. Music city dos: Where to go in Nashville. By Ted Drozdowski
There’s more to the Music City than Alan Jackson and Toby Keith
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  January 24, 2007
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Boys club for men

This is one side project that's for real.
Jack White’s Raconteurs roadtrip
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 28, 2006
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On the racks: July 18, 2006

Plus MSTRKRFT and Lily Allen
Golden Smog, Helmet, Billy Ray Cyrus
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 20, 2006
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Hip-pop redux

Nelly Furtado’s not the first pop diva to embark on a lucrative hip-hop detour.
Hip-hopped-up hits from Deborah Harry to Gwen Stefani
By KEN MICALLEF  |  June 20, 2006