Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1

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

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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Maria Isa

Maria Isa performs in The Current studios


In 2007, Maria Isa performed at First Avenue's "Best New Band" showcase and was quickly named a rising star in the Twin Cities hip-hop scene. On her new album "Street Politics," Maria to fuses hip hop with traditional Afro-Boricua rhythms of Bomba and Plena.

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Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Album Review: Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest


Grizzly Bear's modus operandi for "Veckatimest" seems to have been employing composition strategies and technology from all over the musical universe. In this way, they've created an album that is instantly familiar, undeniably catchy without surrendering to obvious, and still challenging — and a sound that belongs solely to them.

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Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Album Review: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix


The boys of Phoenix have long been a band just on the cusp of breaking. With the release of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the French foursome seems ready to build on the sparks of their earlier albums and grow to something riotous.

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Coffee Break: Scott Walker's influence

Scott Walker

Scott Walker - singer-songwriter, composer and record producer who came to fame as part of The Walker Brothers - has died at the age of 76. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that were influenced by Scott Walker in one way or another?

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Today in Music History: Bjork debuted her swan dress


Bjork wore a swan dress and egg purse, then took eight years off; Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder was pulled from the sea after a scary encounter in a riptide; Bono was a character witness for Peter Buck; Prince took home an Oscar for the music of 'Purple Rain'; and country musician Buck Owens died, Today in Music History.

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