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Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

After our last feature, where we discussed the legendary Mr. Bob Dylan, we couldn't help but move onto Dylan's significantly...
Chris Collum on 02/06/14 - 10:52 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

Today, we're finally reaching the artist whose song gave our feature its name: Mr. Bob Dylan. How it took us 11 volumes to get...
Craig Manning on 01/16/14 - 07:03 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

Today we take a look at the seminal debut from The Velvet Underground. Whether you know it for its iconic...
Chris Collum on 12/03/13 - 06:10 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

Today, we're resurrecting the feature after a five month hiatus. Chris disappeared off to the deserts and...
Craig Manning on 09/30/13 - 06:02 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week we have a double feature on deck for you, and yes we're talking about Springsteen--if you know...
Chris Collum on 04/26/13 - 11:59 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week we have a double feature on deck for you, and yes we're talking about Springsteen--if you know...
Chris Collum on 04/25/13 - 09:30 AM
"Someone has been pissing on my Gamecube and I'm about to close the case."
Staff InterviewsFor All I Am (Jake Denning)
Staff FeaturesMy Back Pages Vol. 7: Bruce Springsteen - Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
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Case Closed - Basements EP (Gregory Robson)
Waiting for Henry - Ghosts & Compromise (Gregory Robson)
The Crackling - Mary Magdalene (Gregory Robson)
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Jake Denning on 04/24/13 - 11:36 PM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week we are revisiting a lifelong favorite of both of ours: R.E.M.'s 1992 classic Automatic for the...
Chris Collum on 04/17/13 - 07:11 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week, after an extended break we are returning with a look at Television's seminal 1977 debut...
Chris Collum on 04/03/13 - 09:55 AM
Craig and I are taking a week off from the "My Back Pages" feature. Be sure to join us next Tuesday as we discuss a record with some of the most brilliant guitar work in the history of rock 'n roll. Stay tuned!
Chris Collum on 03/20/13 - 09:26 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a new collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week, we are taking a look at Fleetwood Mac's legendary, radio-approved 1977 LP, Rumours,...
Craig Manning on 03/12/13 - 09:18 AM
My ears are still ringing with the sound of your broken heart.
InterviewsUnifier (Kelly Doherty)
Staff FeaturesMy Back Pages Vol. 4: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Kelly Doherty on 03/12/13 - 04:12 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a new collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week, we are taking a look at The Replacements' seminal 1985 album Tim. Produced by Tommy Ramone, the...
Chris Collum on 03/05/13 - 10:43 AM
But she never escaped my mind, and I just grew. Tangled up in blue.
Staff ReviewsJosh Ritter - The Beast in Its Tracks (Craig Manning)
The Men - New Moon (Chris Collum)
InterviewsShopRadioCast About Blink-182 TOYPAJ Release (Thomas Nassiff)
Anberlin (Jonathan Bautts)
ExclusivesThe Mongoloids Song Premiere
We Are The Wild Things Song Premiere
Feature ArticlesMy Back Pages, Vol. 3: The Replacements - Tim
Craig Manning on 03/05/13 - 06:54 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a new collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike...most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week, we are analyzing the lasting legacy of U2's War, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of its...
Craig Manning on 02/26/13 - 09:45 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a new collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike--most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

But for now, without further ado, we present our first installment, a look back at Tom Waits' 1985 seminal classic,...
Craig Manning on 02/20/13 - 10:06 AM
In case you were waiting on bated breath for the first installment of "My Back Pages," the older music feature that Chris and I announced last week, please bear with us for one more day. Chris got overwhelmed at work and everything got delayed, but rest assured that the first installment is on its way. So check back tomorrow and join us as we take a look back at Tom Waits' seminal 1985 classic, Rain Dogs.

If you missed the introductory post, click here.
Craig Manning on 02/19/13 - 10:38 AM
We will be premiering a new staff feature entitled "My Back Pages" next Tuesday, February 19th. Jump to the replies for an explanation and a Rdio playlist related to the new feature.
Chris Collum on 02/13/13 - 09:26 AM
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