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Tame Impala's Kevin Parker Helps You Sleep With 'Bedtime Mix' Playlist

Phil Taggart invited Tame Impala's Kevin Parker onto his BBC Radio 1 program late Sunday night to pick some tunes designed to get listener's minds off the coming Monday grind and help them fall asleep with Parker's "Bedtime Mix," which included Frank ...

5 Great Chris Squire Bass Songs in Memory of The Legendary Yes-Man

Today is a sad one for fans of classic rock, progressive rock, and the bass guitar in general: Chris Squire was one of the most deft and appreciated players of four string to emerge from the first generation of prog rock bands, and played in every ...

5 Best Songs from Genesis's 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'

Today, Nov. 18, marks the 40th anniversary of Genesis's landmark concept album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway," which was their last with original lead vocalist Peter Gabriel. Across 23 tracks over 94 minutes, the album tells the bizarre story of a ...

8 Albums The Flaming Lips Should Cover Next: The Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and More

This Wednesday, Oct. 28, The Flaming Lips will be releasing their full-length tribute to The Beatles's legendary "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," which will be their fourth reinterpretation of a classic album, following Pink Floyd's "The Dark ...

King Crimson's 'In The Court Of The Crimson King': 5 Songs Ranked For Its 45th Anniversary

Today, Oct. 10, marks the 45th anniversary of King Crimson's classic debut album In the Court of the Crimson King. With its blend of jazz and classical music with rock and even heavy metal, the album is considered to be one of the very first ...

9 Bands That Have Broken Up More Than Once: Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, And More

Yesterday, Sept. 18, the very sad news broke that Ohio indie rock legends Guided By Voices had suddenly broken-up and canceled their upcoming tour dates. This is second time the group has split (the first split occurred back in 2004), which isn't all ...

11 Albums That Begin The Same Way They End: Pink Floyd, Neil Young, And More

Though some albums are nothing more than a bunch of songs thrown together onto the same disc with little thematic or even musical connection to one another, these 11 albums are albums in the truest sense, repeating certain ideas at their beginnings ...

13 Albums That End With Their Title Track: Bruce Springsteen, Sinead O'Connor, And More

An album's title track is inevitably given more weight than the album's other songs, because it's natural to assume that the one song the entire album s named after must be something special. However, these artists chose to place even more weight on ...

9 Albums That Open With Instrumentals: Simon & Garfunkel, Modest Mouse And More

Last week I wrote about albums that end on instrumental tracks, which I described as sort of epilogues to the album's narrative structure. If ending an album on an instrumental is an epilogue, opening with one must be a prologue, a way to ease the ...

8 Bands Who Debuted With Their Best Album: The Strokes, R.E.M., And More

Some bands take a while to put out their strongest album, since it usually takes time to work out the kinks and hone your songwriting, but these eight bands came roaring right out of the gate with their strongest full-length effort.

5 Great Bands With A Non-Instrumental Member: Pavement, King Crimson, And More

Most rock bands have a guitarist or two, a bassist, a drummer, and maybe a keyboardist, but some bands recruit people for more unconventional jobs. These five bands have official members that play unusual instruments, or sometimes no instrument at ...

8 Great Opening Tracks That Are Unlike The Rest Of The Album: Wilco, The Smiths, And More

A good opening track should offer a captivating example of the rest of the album to come, but sometimes a song is chosen to open the album that doesn't sound anything like the other songs. Here are eight great opening tracks that are unlike the rest ...

8 Guitarists Who Are More Famous Than Their Lead Singers: Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, And More

It's pretty common for a band's lead vocalist to be its most famous member, whether or not they actually deserve it (Ozzy Osbourne...), but there are some cases where the lead vocalist is actually outshone by the guitarist. Here are eight guitarists ...

9 Classic Songs That Should Be Shorter: The Beatles, The Doors, And More

As a songwriter, it's very easy to fall in love with your own chord progressions and melodies, which sometimes results in songs that end up being much longer than they need to be. Here are nine classic songs that should be shorter.

8 Great Songs With Fake-Out Endings: The Beatles, Depeche Mode, and more

Just like some movies have an extra scene after the end credits, some songs take a similarly experimental approach with their conclusions, by making the listeners think they've finished when they actually haven't. Here are eight great songs with ...

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