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I.B. BAD: RISE OF THE
NEXT-GEN BALLERS
A hot list of buzzing execs and entrepreneurs (8/18a)
REVVING IT UP: TOP 50 MONEYMAKERS
So what else is new? (8/18a)
CHART STORY: KESHA MAKES IT RAIN
She's back and she's big. (8/18a)
TAYLOR SWIFT IS SIGNALING SOMETHING
Gird your loins. (8/18a)
THE RIAA TEARS LYOR
A NEW ONE
Put that in your YouTube. (8/18a)
HITS' 31ST ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH
What we're eating. How long it took to arrive. How cranky we got.
A MASSIVE MIXTAPE?
Two giants of the form are rumored to be collaborating.
THE RETURN OF ROCK
Turns out it was just napping.
Critics' Choice
FOUR DECADES OF PETTY ON VINYL: THE CURE FOR WHAT AILS YOU
12/16/16

Sometimes a project is so huge it takes two burly major label outlets to lift it. Such is clearly the case with the two hefty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 40th anniversary box sets, The Complete Studio Albums, Vols. 1 & 2—two glorious testaments to some of the finest rock and roll ever committed to vinyl (more of the details here). The nine-disc Vol. 1 (1976-91) and seven-disc Vol. 2 (1994-2014) are being delivered via UMe and Reprise/Warner Bros., and they sound like a million bucks—not only because of the outrageous catalog of great music but because they’ve been lovingly reissued on 180-gram vinyl. Several of the albums have been out of print for years (vinyl of the great Wildflowers, for one, has been fetching a pretty penny on eBay and elsewhere). In addition to the cavalcade of giants hits—“American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That,” “Breakdown,” “Last Dance With Mary Jane,” “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” and so on—the non-aficionado can discover a world of brilliant, incisive songwriting. Those of us who strive to write good songs tend to ask “What would Tom Petty do?” Here’s why.