Elvis Presley’s Great Lost Sides

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August 16, 2018 • Essays

In honor of The King, we take a listen to a handful of obscure gems from the final decade of his life.

Album Reviews »

The Whispers: One For The Money/Open Up Your Love/Headlights (Robinsongs)

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Whispers were one of the finest 1970s R&B bands, and these three albums from the latter part of the decade find their star on the rise, thanks to the superb harmonies and lush arrangements they had to offer.

DVD Reviews »

AMC Presents: Better Call Saul, Season Four, Episode Two: “Breathe”

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This week’s episode of Better Call Saul stands in stark contrast to last week’s melancholic and funereal pace; instead, the episode is a relentless, amphetamine–paced ride that is shocking and brutal, yet manages to be one of the finest episodes to date.

Book Reviews »

The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, And The Making Of An American Icon

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This in-depth study introduces the world to a relatively unknown figure: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash’s manager throughout Cash’s glory years, and who is partially responsible for transforming the man into the mythic figure we know today. This book shows just how hard–and thankless–that job was.