The Ravonettes Rave On

Dynamic Danish duo deliver the goods on their seventh album.

Whenever a band gets compared to the Velvet Underground (which the Raveonettes do, constantly), it's never entirely clear what that comparison is supposed to mean. Does it mean they write noisy rave-ups like "Sister Ray" and "White Light/White Heat?" Does it mean they churn out timeless ballads like "Lisa Says," "Pale Blue Eyes," and "Jesus"? Do they write jangly pop or feedback-laden dirges?

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CSNY Pave Over Four Way Street

3-disc/1DVD live set features unreleased material.

The bringing together of a folky band of rock castoffs (Stephen Stills from Buffalo Springfield, David Crosby formerly of The Byrds, and Graham Nash from The Hollies) with Neil Young (also from Buffalo Springfield) was a brilliant idea that came from Atlantic Records president Ahmet Ertegun.

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The Definitive Edition of the Definitive Rock Flick

The Beatles' first film treated like the cinematic masterpiece it is.

When Beatlemania came to the attention of Hollywood, there was no question but that the Fab Four would make it to the silver screen. In 1963, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were already among the most widely popular celebrities of all time. Such was the power of their celebrity that the Beatles were able to choose who would write and who would direct their first feature film.

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How the Ramones Saved Rock 'n' Roll

Never mind the Sex Pistols, this is the band that made punk.

The four founding members of the Ramones — Thomas Erdelyi (Tommy Ramone), John Cummings (Johnny Ramone), Douglas Colvin (Dee Dee Ramone), and Jeffrey Hyman (Joey Ramone) — have all passed away (Tommy died on July 11, 2014), but in their time they created a sound that became the clarion call for a new kind of youth rebellion.

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Brian Eno & Karl Hyde in the Bush of Ghosts

Pair's second collaboration is a darker journey.

Although they weren't conceived as such, the two albums released this year by Brian Eno & Karl Hyde (their previous collaboration, Someday World, just came out in May) almost seem like solo albums. Someday World is very pop-oriented, while the mostly instrumental High Life has a heavy dub influence, making the former seem more Underworld-y, while this new album seems much more up Eno's alley.

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The Return of Lana Del Rey

While bloggers debate her legitimacy, Lana Del Rey keeps singing.

For some reason, Lana Del Rey is an incredibly divisive artist. When her debut album (under the Lana Del Rey name, anyway) was released in 2012 to much industry fanfare, music snobs and uptight bloggers everywhere began to cry foul. She's a fake, they said, with an industry-manufactured image. They said this because Grant had started her musical career under the name Lizzy Grant, selling herself as a substantive female singer/songwriter.

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