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BETTER THAN A HIT:
A MIDYEAR ROCK PLAYLIST, EXPANDED

Rock’s not dead yet, boys and girls. The proof is this batch of irresistible songs released during the first half of 2017. You'll find a 30-song midyear playlist and commentary in Critics' Choice.

The most compelling case for rock’s ongoing viability on this playlist are those bands and artists who are making ecstatic, sophisticated music below the radar: Cotton Mather, Matthew Sweetpronoun, BNQT, Miranda Lee Richards, Big Thief and, last but not least, Chris Price.

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NEAR TRUTHS:
SAFE KEEPING
What's the big deal? I.B. Bad has the answer. (5/24a)
HITS LIST: MEAT OF THE LINEUP
Biz bats come alive in May (5/24a)
LANG THE GROUNDWORK:
DAVE FREE
A new chapter begins. (5/24a)
FUTURE + FEATURES FOR THE WIN
Numbers don't lie. (5/24a)
SPRINGSTEEN UNVEILS 2023 TOUR WITH E STREET BAND
Steve, Max, Nils and the rest know what they're doing next year. (5/24a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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