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Ryan Reed is a Knoxville-based writer, editor, professor and record collector with regular bylines at Rolling Stone, Relix, Ultimate Classic Rock and Revolver. He’s also the author of 2018’s ‘Fleetwood Mac FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the Iconic Rock Survivors.’
Peter Green: 1946 – 2020

Peter Green: 1946 – 2020

Though his legendarily troubled existence sometimes overshadowed his brilliant output, the Fleetwood Mac co-founder continues to present an enigmatic ideal for blues-guitar sound and phrasing.

TIDAL Primer: Hip-Hop in the Alternative Era

TIDAL Primer: Hip-Hop in the Alternative Era

Through the dominance of Cypress Hill, Beastie Boys, Body Count and other acts, boundaries and audiences blurred in the early ’90s.

Stevie Wonder @ 70: His Essential Cameos

Stevie Wonder @ 70: His Essential Cameos

Stevie graces tracks by McCartney, Hendrix, Eurythmics and more.

Tony Allen: 1940 – 2020

Tony Allen: 1940 – 2020

There would be no Afrobeat without Allen, but his fusion of jazz, African highlife and funk radiates beyond genre.

When Power-Pop Ruled (Again)

When Power-Pop Ruled (Again)

In the late ’90s and early 2000s, power-pop bloomed into a surprisingly potent cultural force.

Bill Withers: 1938 – 2020

Bill Withers: 1938 – 2020

Essential tracks from a generation-defining songwriter and mesmeric singer.

What Ever Happened to Pop-Rap?

What Ever Happened to Pop-Rap?

Does fun, clean rap still exist in today’s hip-hop landscape?

Pink Floyd’s Final Act

Pink Floyd’s Final Act

Exploring the legendary prog band’s sometimes strange, often overlooked later years.

TIDAL 10 – Rock: The Women’s Decade

TIDAL 10 – Rock: The Women’s Decade

How the guitar heroines ruled the 2010s.

A Guide to Progressive Pop

A Guide to Progressive Pop

In this continuing pop/rock subgenre, virtuosity meets hooks and art unites with commerce.

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