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  1. Songs of the Week: The Return of Sharon Jones and More 2014 Album...

    Steven Hyden

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, "Stranger to My Happiness" The new album by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Give the People What They Want (due January 14), is yet another rock-solid homage to gritty '60s soul. But given Jones's recent battle with c...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  2. Songs of the Week: The Meaning of Bound 2 and the Return of (Ne...

    Steven Hyden

    Kanye West, "Bound 2" I didn't write about "Bound 2" when I reviewed Yeezus in June because I didn't know what to make of it. The album's closing track is obviously gorgeous and superficially reassuring as a callback to West's soul-sampling College ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  3. Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2: JT's Back, Again...

    Steven Hyden

    You'd have to be foolish to argue that 2013 hasn't been an incredibly successful year for Justin Timberlake. His first new album since 2006, The 20/20 Experience, is the year's best-selling LP. That album's most popular single, "Mirrors," ranks among...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  4. Songs of the Week: The National Battle Middle-Aged "Demons," the ...

    Steven Hyden

    Queens of the Stone Age, "My God Is the Sun" Queens of the Stone Age's forthcoming ... Like Clockwork is my favorite album of 2013. Now, I haven't actually heard ... Like Clockwork yet, other than the first single, "My God Is the Sun," released th...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  5. The Year in Music: The "return" of the singer-songwriter, declari...

    Steven Hyden

    The "return" of the singer-songwriter, declaring R&B's true king, and the paradoxes of pop in 2012.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  6. Songs of the Week: The Surprisingly Welcome Return of Interpol

    Steven Hyden

    Is it embarrassing to say you liked Interpol in the early '00s? I feel like it's embarrassing to say you liked Interpol in the early '00s. Actually, based on this live video of a new song recently recorded at London&...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  7. Kings of Leon return with 'Mechanical Bull'

    Steven Hyden

    How Kings of Leon fulfilled their destiny as the real-life Mouse Rat of modern rock.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  8. The Replacements' Rapturous Return: Two (Very Different) Takes Fr...

    Steven Hyden

    Last night, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson played the second of three planned reunion concerts as the Replacements at Riot Fest in Chicago. The group will travel with the festival to Denver next weekend, after which Westerberg and Stinson may or m...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  9. Previewing Coachella and looking at Phoenix's new album, 'Bankrup...

    Steven Hyden

    The not-quite-rising Phoenix, the reunited Postal Service, and the diminishing returns of the music festival industrial complex.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  10. Definitely Not It: The 10 Best Songs by Strokes-Alike Bands

    Steven Hyden

    In the early '00s, the Strokes (along with the White Stripes) helped to usher in a wave of sharp-dressed, retro-leaning "return of rock" bands that were supposed to wash out the nu-metal and post-grunge clogging up mainstream rock radio. While this w...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  11. The Next Day: David Bowie's Big Return Is Whatever You Need It to...

    Steven Hyden

    By now, anyone who's interested in David Bowie has probably heard his new record, The Next Day. It's been streaming on iTunes for nearly two weeks, and most of the major music publications and websites have already reviewed it. If you've heard The Ne...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. My Bloody Valentine Returns After Two Quiet Decades and Hasn't Lo...

    Steven Hyden

    There's maybe one instance out of 10,000 in which Justin Timberlake might learn something about how to be a pop star from a soft-spoken, reclusive Irish indie-rock icon who's released four full-length albums in 28 years. That one instance occurred Sa...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  13. Black Sabbath's return to Chicago's Lollapalooza keeps classic ro...

    Steven Hyden

    Black Sabbath returns at Lollapalooza for classic rock's final encore.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  14. Shadows of Greatness: How Tim Burton and Johnny Depp Lost Their W...

    Steven Hyden

    This Friday, Tim Burton's Dark Shadows will open at every single theater near you. Johnny Depp stars as Barnabas Collins, a vampire from the 18th century who returns from the grave to meet his descendants living in the early 1970s. I haven't seen Dar...

    Blog | May 10, 2012