Tracing the History of the Triple Album, One of Rock’s Most Elusive Formats

Triplicate, Bob Dylan's latest ramble into the wilds of American popular song, continues in the stylistic vein of its predecessors, Shadows in the Night and Fallen Angels. But in the literal sense, it also extends an even weightier tradition.

Comprised of three CDs, Triplicate is that rarity in pop, the triple-record set. Once dismissed

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Chance the Rapper Launches New Chance Arts and Literature Fund

After a disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner earlier this month, Chance the Rapper promised he would come back with a plan on how to better support Chicago's public school system. Today, he announced the New Chance Arts and Literature Fund.

This afternoon, the Grammy Award

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Inside Disney’s Attempt to Go Metal on New Covers Compilation

The phrase "Disney music" often conjures up images of doe-eyed princesses belting out Broadway ballads. But a new album comprised of classic tracks from the House of Mouse re-imagined with power metal vocals, crushing guitars and breakneck drumming is looking to upend that stereotype.

Metal Disney was released in Japan last year and became a hit, climbing to number three in the

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Bob Dylan, Triplicate
Bob Dylan's third foray into songs previously recorded by Frank Sinatra isn't only the largest set of new recordings he's ever released (three CDs, 30 songs), it's also majestic in its own right. Dylan moves through this area – the region of Sinatra, and also of standards songwriters like Irving Berlin, Jerome

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