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Charlie Doherty’s Favorite Songs and Albums of 2017

Jay Som - Everybody Works

Veterans such as Neil Young, Ryan Adams, blues great Joe Bonamassa, Bjork, The War On Drugs, St. Vincent, The National, Spoon, and Living Colour made stellar releases. Favorite new artist: Jay Som.

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Music Review: Elder – ‘Reflections of a Floating World’

reflections of a floating world

'Reflections of a Floating World' shifts from Isis-esque sludge to headbang-worthy, arena-ready guitar solos reminiscent of Rainbow—often within the same song. But for all of its chameleonic transmutation, it never sounds unfocused.

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Music DVD Review: Black Sabbath – ‘The End’

black sabbath - the end

Other than The Beatles, Black Sabbath is perhaps the most influential band in rock history. February 4, 2017 is forever marked as the final date of their last ever tour. It was a one of a kind celebration of their enduring legacy. And the Angelic Sessions is a bonus treat.

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Music Review: Judas Priest – ‘Turbo’ [Remastered 30th Anniversary Edition]

'Turbo' has its flaws but it should still be appreciated as the distinct, experimental nugget full of party rockers that it is. The real gem of this three-CD edition, however, is the 20-track live show from May 22, 1986 that makes up the latter two discs.

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Music Reviews: Pentagram – ‘First Daze Here’ & ‘First Daze Here Too’ [2016 Remastered Edition]

Pentagram's resurgence and growing popularity in recent years is rooted in one basic fact: They are one of the pioneers of "American" hard rock/heavy metal. And it all began with these two compilations of their earliest material, recorded between 1972-1976, now newly remastered with full lyrics, band history and some rare mixes. Basically, it is hard rock heaven.

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Music Review: Babymetal – ‘Metal Resistance’ Is No Sophomore Slump

From beginning to end, 'Metal Resistance' is more than a solid second album from the devilsh trio, but it shows continued growth and more comfort with coming into their own. Babymetal proves they have what it takes to continue in this industry so ready to throw newcomers to the wolves.

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