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Essential Downloads: The Who

Even cheap mp3s on iTunes cost money, and it can be daunting to a financially challenged music fan to build a library of music that they’re really only curious about and not sure about just yet. In the Essential Download Series, we’ll take a look at groundbreaking and influential artists from each of music’s three classical ages and give you a place to start your own exploration of their music. In the second installment, we’re going to stick with classic British rock and give you the 411 on Essential Downloads for The Who.

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Essential Downloads: The Beatles

Even cheap mp3s on iTunes cost money, and it can be daunting to a financially challenged music fan to build a library of music that they’re really only curious about and not sure about just yet. In the Essential Download Series, we’ll take a look at groundbreaking and influential artists from each of music’s three classical ages and give you a place to start your own exploration of their music. In today's installment we take a look at the essential Beatles downloads every library should start with.

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Front-to-Back Album: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff is a troubled-man. Maybe. He sure writes and sings like he is – and that’s a good thing for the rest of us. Nathaniel Rateliff also has an amazing feel for American soul music – again that’s a good thing for us. His latest album has even been released on Stax Records, and to this unashamed lover of all things 60s and 70s Soul related, I am thrilled to see the venerable label – even if it really has nothing to do with the original – releasing quality Southern Soul music again.  

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Front-to-Back Album: Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive

2014 was a banner year for me musically – I bought more complete albums in 2014 than I did in probably the previous five years combined. There was just a lot of really good music released last year. If I was inclined to rate the albums I was exposed to last year (I'm not), 9 Dead Alive would certainly be in the top three.

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Front-to-Back Album: Lake Street Dive

First of all I would like to ask a question of the people who take it upon themselves to label music: I see this album come up listed as 'Country' more than I see it come up listed under any other genre. Why? Is it because they use an acoustic bass, or is it because the music on this album confounds you so much you don't know what to make of it?

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Front-to-Back Album: St. Paul & the Broken Bones - Half the City

It was Wilson Pickett and Duane Allman (via Anthology I) that introduced me to the sounds of Muscle Shoals, and it is St. Paul & the Broken Bones who have brought the sheer joy and ruckus of the Muscle Shoals sound back to me full throttle. But forget the retro-sound, the arrangements, the skillful song writing and the sheer emotion of the band and Paul Janeway's voice...this is a great [insert your own adjective here] record

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