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Eric R. Danton
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Knows it's only rock 'n' roll, but likes it.
Knows it's only rock 'n' roll, but likes it.

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Rickie Lee Jones, on how money can't buy fun. "You can have your two jets, your private elevator. But you get up there you are still the same lonely, perverse asshole you were at the bottom of the elevator." Her excellent new album, "The Other Side of Desire," is streaming at The Wall Street Journal.

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Seattle western singer Brent Amaker is on a quest for immortality -- the literal kind -- that he's channeled into an electronic music project called Android Amaker. I wrote about it for Flavorwire, which premieres Android Amaker's video for "Flesh Roboutique."

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Seems appropriately ironic to use social media to promote a story about Tim Fite, a rapper whose new album satirizes digital culture. Runs in The Wall Street Journal tomorrow, and online right now: http://bit.ly/1r2hFAR

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Reviewing "Monty Python's Total Rubbish" collection for Paste Magazine afforded the opportunity to dive back into sketches I hadn't listened to in a long time. Spoiler: they're still funny. http://goo.gl/qtUhmD 

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Father-son bonding, and a pretty great album, too, on Tweedy's "Sukierae."

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Why are big-time musicians like Dan Auerbach and Jeff Tweedy also working as record producers? I asked them for this story that runs this Friday in The Wall Street Journal. 

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Read a review yesterday of Ryan Adams' new album that essentially took issue with the fact that his consistency as a songwriter makes him sound like Ryan Adams. Seems like a selling point to me. My take, for Paste Magazine: 

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Charted the New Pornographers' rise from aspirational supergroup to the real deal in this story for Paste Magazine. The band's new album, "Brill Bruisers," is outstanding.

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Loudon Wainwright III offers a blend of humor, poignancy and a bit of pointed commentary on his excellent new album, "Haven't Got the Blues (Yet)," which premieres today on The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog. "Brand New Dance," "Spaced" and "I'll be Killing You This Christmas" are particular standouts.

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Hey, #zero7  fans, Mozez is back with a new song from a forthcoming EP. Check it out on The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog.
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