Album Review: Mos Def - The Ecstatic


Few musical performers who've crossed over to acting have ever gone back to music with any level of success, and none have achieved the level of artistic achievement in each realm as Mos Def has with this album.

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Album Review: Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963 1972


Covering the first 10 years of Young's career from 1963 to 1972, "Archives Vol. 1" (the first of 5 decade-spanning box sets Young hopes to release) is chock full of rarities, out takes, and some of the most varied output from one of rock's most enduring and beguiling artists.

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Doves perform in The Current studios


After playing together for over 20 years, the three members of the Doves have figured out a method to their music making madness, most recently working on an album for over three years in an English countryside farmhouse.

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The Current Sessions®

LUMP perform songs from 'Animal' in virtual session

LUMP - Virtual Session

LUMP--the collaborative project between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay--join The Current to play songs from their sophomore record, Animal. The duo catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about how they came together, the freedoms of exploring a new sound in this project, and the 8 foot tall tulle puppet Laura's been working on.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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Coffee break: Most decorated

A woman leaps.

Simone Biles is leaving the Tokyo Olympics tied as Team USA's most decorated gymnast ever. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, who are the most decorated bands/musicians that you want to hear?

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Today in Music History: Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'


Stevie Wonder released 'Innervisions'; Macca announced the formation of Wings; Tears for Fears had something to shout about; Def Leppard released 'Hysteria'; singer and all-around good guy Tony Bennett has a birthday; Bob Dylan returned to Newport Folk Festival after a 37-year absence; and The Beach Boys released 'Surfer Girl', Today in Music History.

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