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Best albums of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourite albums of the year. I used to have a hard time narrowing my list down to a top 10, but in recent years I’ve had an even harder time picking three new releases that blew me away.…

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historic look back at The Beach Boys′ Pet Sounds (review)

This review was first published as part of Puluche.com’s Exemplar series—albums in rock history that score a perfect 100 according to the site’s unique album review process. The word masterpiece is often overused in the rock dictionary, but never has it rung more true than in the case of The Beach Boys′ epic Pet Sounds.  Released in 1966,…

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Clapton’s Country Rock Gem

“ I went to visit the Band in Woodstock, and I really sort of went there to ask if I could join the band.  I mean, I didn’t have the guts to say it —I didn’t have the nerve.” –Eric Clapton Clapton obviously never joined The Band (unless you count the Last Waltz!), but he came…