The best best box sets of 2017 include 11 CDs from David Bowie’s Berlin period, 529 tracks of live vintage country from Louisiana Hayride, Roland Kayn’s 14-hour electronic masterwork, and the most complete portrait yet of Hüsker Dü’s early years.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
The new book Hidden in the Mix details African-American contributions to country music.
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
The brilliant singer George Jones has died, but as the guy who made country music make sense for me, he’ll live forever.
Omnivore Recordings uncovers some previously unreleased treasures of Bakersfield-style country.
Overlooked Malian master Sorry Bamba, a box set devoted to songwriter Mickey Newbury, and Ottoman-American treasures from the jazz age