Playlist
What's Inside: Songs from Waitress
Sara Bareilles
She Used to Be Mine
Genre: Pop
Year: 2015
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Lonely Avenue
Ben Folds & Nick Hornby
Practical Amanda
Genre: Rock
Year: 2010
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Lonely Avenue
Ben Folds & Nick Hornby
Your Dogs
Genre: Rock
Year: 2010
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An excellent slide guitarist with a confident, veloce curviness that varies high, lonesome country with moaning country blues, Whitley unraveled his early commercial potential one album at a time. He deserves our admiration for following up his mostly acoustic debut, Living with the Law, with a pair of white-noise albums loud enough to make Sonic Youth wear earplugs. But he also lost his lucrative contract with Sony. "Dirt Floor," with a barren, desperate quality and iterative images of running (especially on the intense "Ballpeen Hammer" and the love-and-loss ballad "Loco Girl") has the same airy, blues feeling of his superb early singles. --Steve Knopper
Dirt Floor
Chris Whitley
Ballpeen Hammer
Genre: Rock
Year: 1998
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XTC's frothy, Beatle-esque concept album about birth, death, and the passing of the seasons is hardly soft-headed: its melodic inventiveness and lush orchestrations supports bitterness ("That's Really Super, Supergirl"), displacement ("The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul"), and agnostic tirade ("Dear God") as often as it does the pleasures of sun and shower. The greatest achievement of XTC's post-Drums and Wires career, Skylarking is a must-have for the first days of spring. This deluxe, remastered version of the album contains a bonus track, "Mermaid Smiled." --Rickey Wright
Skylarking
XTC
Ballet For A Rainy Day
Genre: Alternative & Punk
Year: 1986
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Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan
Ballad of a Thin Man
Genre: Rock
Year: 1965
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Runt: The Ballad Of Todd Rundgren
Todd Rundgren
The Ballad (Denny & Jean)
Genre: Rock
Year: 1971
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Is There Love in Space?
Joe Satriani
Bamboo
Genre: Rock
Year: 2004
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As If
!!!
Bam City
Genre: Electronic
Year: 2015
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Tale Spinnin'
Weather Report
Badia
Genre: Jazz
Year: 1975
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What's Inside: Songs from Waitress
Sara Bareilles
Bad Idea (feat. Jason Mraz)
Genre: Pop
Year: 2015
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What's Inside: Songs from Waitress
Sara Bareilles
Bad Idea (feat. Jason Mraz)
Genre: Pop
Year: 2015
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Alien Love Secrets
Steve Vai
Bad Horsie
Genre: Rock
Year: 1995
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Darwin Deez
Darwin Deez
Bad Day
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2011
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Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
What You're Doin' to Me
Genre: Rock
Year: 2016
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Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
All Alone with Something to Say
Genre: Rock
Year: 2016
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Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
I Knew
Genre: Rock
Year: 2016
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Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
Need You Tonight
Genre: Rock
Year: 2016
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Dig in Deep
Bonnie Raitt
Unintended Consequence of Love
Genre: Rock
Year: 2016
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Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn
Walking In Memphis
Genre: Country
Year: 1991
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Ladies of the Canyon
Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi
Genre: Pop
Year: 1970
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Crown of Creation
Jefferson Airplane
Ice Cream Phoenix
Genre: Rock
Year: 1968
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Crown of Creation
Jefferson Airplane
Crown of Creation
Genre: Rock
Year: 1968
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Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy
Beep Box
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2016
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Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy
Grown Folks
Genre: Jazz
Year: 2016
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Katy Lied
Steely Dan
Everyone's Gone to the Movies
Genre: Rock
Year: 1975
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Import-only reissue of this career retrospective, originally released on LP and cassette in the U.S in 1978. The duo of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker created some of the classiest, most sophisticated pop music of the 70's. Their compositions are so musically complex and fascinating that the Julliard actually offers a class devoted to their music. Features all 18 tracks from the original release, including 'Do It Again', 'Reeling in the Years', 'Bodhisattva', 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number', 'Any Major Dude (Will Tell Ya)','Here at the Western World' (originally issued only as a B-side), 'Doctor Wu', 'Black Friday', 'Peg' and 'Josie'. Universal.
Katy Lied
Steely Dan
Doctor Wu
Genre: Rock
Year: 1978
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State
Todd Rundgren
Sir Reality
Year: 2013
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State
Todd Rundgren
Party Liquor
Year: 2013
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State
Todd Rundgren
Serious
Year: 2013
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O
De Staat
Murder Death
Year: 2016
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O
De Staat
Peptalk
Year: 2016
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Culture Clash
The Aristocrats
Cocktail Umbrellas
Genre: Rock
Year: 2013
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Antipop, indeed. Primus, led by mad genius/bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, enjoyed past radio success with "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" and "Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver." And on Antipop, Primus's usual staccato freneticism and rhythm-propelled tunes are as compelling, demanding, and provocative as ever. Like Mr. Bungle, another oddball Northern California outfit, Primus's humor is omnipresent, though not in a Weird Al way, despite the fact that Claypool's nasal delivery is not unlike Mr. Yankovic's. Most of Antipop is patented Primus funk-pop, what with a song about "sniffing paint since the seventh grade" ("Lacquerhead") and the autobiographical title track ("I am the Antipop / I'll run against the grain 'til the day I drop"). Still, there are a few departures. The spacey, seemingly deliberate Pink Floyd homage "Eclectic Electric" is cool, as is the very Tom Waits-like "Coattails of a Dead Man." --Katherine Turman
AntiPop
Primus
Coattails of a Dead Man
Genre: Primus
Year: 1999
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The Rhythm of the Saints (Remastered)
Paul Simon
The Coast (Work-In-Progress) [Bonus Track]
Genre: Pop
Year: 2010
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The Rhythm of the Saints (Remastered)
Paul Simon
The Coast
Genre: Pop
Year: 2010
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War Crime Blues
Chris Whitley
Invisible Day
Genre: Rock
Year: 2004
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War Crime Blues
Chris Whitley
War Crime Blues
Genre: Rock
Year: 2004
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Goodbye
Cream
Badge
Genre: Rock
Year: 1969
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Following a string of tasteful but sometimes bloodless collaborations with Sophie Van Otter, Bill Frisell, and the London Symphony Orchestra, Costello delivers his most visceral and satisfying CD in years with When I Was Cruel. Reunited with half the Attractions, Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve, Costello sticks relatively close to the sharp new-wave melodies that sealed his reputation in the late '70s and '80s, but infuses them with powerful sonic touches: a hypnotic loop of Italian pop singer Mina that carries the title track, the melodica that casts an eerie glow over "Soul for Hire," and the frenetic, klezmer-inspired horns that drive "15 Petals." Costello's guitar is frequently drenched in tremolo, and his lyrical wit hasn't been this consistently spiky and unforced since Blood & Chocolate. Compared to some of his more uptown adventures, When I Was Cruel may seem at first a kind of semi-nostalgic slumming, but the opposite may be the case: like Woody Allen, Costello is at his most artful when he produces perfect pop trifles that will almost certainly outlast his more self-conscious "serious" work. --Keith Moerer
When I Was Cruel
Elvis Costello
45
Genre: Rock
Year: 2002
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