Paul Mattingly

Jan 20, 2010 12:52 pm

'Contra' is irresistible

For fans worried the band’s next album would drift too far from that unique sound, “Contra” puts all fears to rest.

Apr 16, 2009 7:22 pm

Holding it down

The Hold Steady’s new album “A Positive Rage” is not so much a gift for fans of the band, but more of a fantastic introduction for those unaware of its previous efforts. It is a live album featuring 17 songs off its previous four albums.

Jan 28, 2009 11:54 pm

An Epic Stroll

Although “Let It Be” would be The Beatles’ last released studio album in 1970, the last actual recordings they did as a band were in 1969 for the “Abbey Road” sessions. 

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