The Faces were flying immediately on First Step
It might not technically be their best work, but the Faces laid the foundation for their greatness with their debut First Step.
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The Rolling Stones bring a heavy touch to Blue and Lonesome
It's not just that the Stones sound comfortable or pleasantly surprising on Blue and Lonesome, it's that they sound like no other band could while playing the blues.
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Pete Townshend poured his frustration with life in the Who into Who Are You
In 1978, Pete Townshend was so fried that he channeled nearly an entire album into detailing the surreal life of being one of the Who. And it worked.
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Chris Cornell stretched into the unknown on Euphoria Mourning
The re-release of Chris Cornell's first solo album gives listeners another chance at decoding his first statement post-Soundgarden.
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The Heartbreakers' first record finds Tom Petty on a mission
Before stadiums and miles of hit records were a reality, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers was just another hungry young band intent on making an impression.
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North Mississippi Allstars put a new spin on the ghosts of the blues
Taking their roots and pulling it through a modern filter, North Mississippi Allstars took underground blues to a new height on 2013's World Boogie Is Coming.
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A special Dead show was first captured on Rockin' the Rhein
Wading through more than 100 official live albums is no small task, but Rockin' the Rhein documents an excellent night on the Grateful Dead's 1972 European tour.
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Elvis Presley was reborn on From Elvis in Memphis
Hot on the heels of the fantastic '68 Comeback Special, Elvis went back home to record songs he could be proud of, and it became a career masterpiece.
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The Faces finally received their due on Five Guys Walk into a Bar
After years of having their music lost in the shuffle, the Faces' 2004 box set Five Guys Walk Into a Bar pulled the best of the band's music together in one spot, and it's a ridiculous listen.
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Clapton and Allman collided on the masterpiece Layla
Eric Clapton teamed up with Duane Allman to create the deepest entry in his catalog.
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Duane Allman's brilliance was lovingly chronicled on An Anthology
Duane Allman’s career was recently tracked on the seven-disc Skydog box set, but long before that, An Anthology did the trick..
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Sizing up the Rolling Stones' epic Singles Collection
Simple as it sounds, pulling together every single from the ABKCO offers a great glimpse into the weirder sides of the Stones' early days.
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McCartney scored a late-career triumph with 'Chaos and Creation
In 2005, Paul McCartney went into the studio alone (except for Nigel Goodrich) and turned out the best in a string of great records
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Give a second look to Dinosaur Jr.'s second act
Long after the classic lineup of Dinosaur Jr. called it a day, J Mascis kept things loose and interesting on what once looked like their last album .
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On Otis!, one disc rules in best defining Redding's power'
If you're in need of the one-disc summary of Otis Redding's brilliant career, look no farther than the end of his box set.
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Last Words captures the Screaming Trees' final chapter
In 1999, Screaming Trees went into the studio with a record label and took one last shot. The results can finally be heard.
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Dark and rootsy, Lanois helped Dylan shine on Time Out of Mind
Recording original material for the first time in years, Bob Dylan called on Daniel Lanois to help him capture what became the album of the year.
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Discovering the manic blues brilliance of Son of Dave's O2
Armed with a harp, a shaker and his foot, Son of Dave brings a twisted view to the blues.
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