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TWO JEWS CHEW ON
THE GRAMMYS
Pass me a knish. (5/24a)
SONY STARS SET
HITS LIST ABLAZE
They're fire. (5/24a)
THE IVORS 2019: ALL THE WINNERS
Theresa May wasn't even on the shortlist. (5/24a)
CROSSCURRENTS: HITSVILLE USA
A Berry important chapter of the story (5/24a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: PLAYOFF FEVER
We're in a generational moment. (5/24a)
THE DIVA PLAN
How pop stars from the pre-streaming era are finding a new groove.
RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
Is reggaeton death metal far behind?
Critics' Choice
LISTEN BEFORE CASTING YOUR BALLOT: ZAC BROWN BAND, JEKYLL + HYDE
10/21/15

Zac Brown Band, Jekyll + Hyde (Southern Ground/Varvatos/Republic/BMLG): If your first response to the Nashville singer/songwriter’s set is “he’s all over the place,” well, that’s kinda the point—from the title on down. ZBB highlights the musical sophistication and eclecticism of contemporary Nashville, but these dudes are no dilettantes: the wide-ranging Jekyll scored #1 hits at both Country and Active Rock radio. Vintage soul, Appalachian gospel, a proto-metallic guitar workout (with an assist from Chris Cornell), big-band swing (with Sara Bareilles), sparkly pop, fingerpicked balladry and a good old country waltz all find their way into the mix, and Brown invests every stylistic outing with heart aplenty. Music with this much feeling and this much reach deserves a big spotlight.