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09 Mar 2013

Musical Highlights of 2013, So Far…

I’ve been hearing voices. They’ve been haunting my earphones, roaring through car stereo speakers, rumbling in the hardwood floor of my living, rattling the windows of my house. Thom Yorke. David Bowie. Zach Williams. Ashley Cleveland. And more. What are you listening to in 2013? I’d love to hear your recommendations.

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20 Jun 2012

The most rebellious album I've heard all year.

Rebellion. It may be the single most distinctive characteristic of new music, generation after generation. From Chuck Berry to Michael Jackson, from the Rolling Stones to Nirvana, from Madonna to Lady Gaga, from Bob Dylan to Kanye West, each generation’s icons of pop, rock, and hip-hop plan to shake up

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25 Feb 2010

Currently Listening To…

I’m listening to a lot of music these days. Today, for instance, I need some inspiring music while I fill out interview questions about Raven’s Ladder that have been sent by various bloggers.  (Look, I appreciate your attention to my novel, but please, do everybody a favor and avoid asking

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16 Jun 2008

My Favorite Music Reviewer Speaks

Andy Whitman, my favorite writer at Paste Magazine, delivered a lecture at the Trinity Arts Conference last week. I missed it. My work schedule prevented me from attending, and it hurt to miss out. Nobody writes about music with more passion than Andy. And few can draw from such a

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18 Dec 2007

Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2007

1. I’m Not There – Original Soundtrack What a marvel: a two-disc marathon of Bob Dylan songs covered by excellent artists, and almost every single attempt is a knockout. There have been a lot of bad covers of Dylan songs. Too many. But in a year when Dylan was everywhere

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18 Dec 2007

Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2007

1. I’m Not There – Original Soundtrack What a marvel: a two-disc marathon of Bob Dylan songs covered by excellent artists, and almost every single attempt is a knockout. There have been a lot of bad covers of Dylan songs. Too many. But in a year when Dylan was everywhere

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04 Nov 2007

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raising Sand (2007)

If you haven’t heard Raising Sand, you’re in for a treat. Who would have thought that we’d ever see the collaboration by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss? Who was bold enough to dream they’d perform songs by Tom Waits and Sam Phillips (the two finest tracks on the album)? Even

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