Memorial Monday: Our "Combat Rock" Sound Check

Memorial Monday: Our “Combat Rock” Sound Check

In honor of Memorial Day, we bring you our Sound Check, originally published 11 years ago, on rock’s finest anti-war
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Sound Check: Beatles Vs. Stones

Sound Check: Beatles Vs. Stones

Before Oasis battled Blur and Kanye West wrestled 50 Cent, there was this: the ultimate pop-music rivalry. The Beatles represented
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Sound Check: Lost In Translation

Sound Check: Lost In Translation

Let’s cut right to the chase: Everybody hates world music. Even David Byrne. (The Talking Heads frontman, who’s perhaps most
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Sound Check: Sophomore Slumps

You’ve spent years honing your songs on the booze-stained stages of derelict clubs. Your debut album earns critical praise and
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Sound Check: Guilty Pleasures

Sound Check: Guilty Pleasures

Chomping your way through a Big Grab of Doritos. Compulsive viewing of The OC. A deep, abiding love of chick
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Sound Check: Combat Rock

Sound Check: Combat Rock

“Somewhere there’s a war, sometimes there is art,” sings Jeff Tweedy on “Shake It Off” from Wilco’s latest LP, Sky
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Sounds Check: Hello It's Me

Sounds Check: Hello It’s Me

The self-titled solo debut is the primary contribution of the singer/songwriter era, during which Bob Dylan, Tim Buckley, Randy Newman
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Sound Check: The Best Of The Best-Ofs

We all know self-appointed music snobs who would just as soon be strapped to a chair and force-fed the entire
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Sound Check: Handshake Drugs

Drugs, like sex, are inextricably bound to rock ’n’ roll. More than a mere marriage of convenience, the pairing has
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Sound Check: Double Albums

The double album is an artifact of a bygone age in which artists conceived works requiring two vinyl records to
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