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Friday, December 10, 2010

Big Star's Third, live

Posted By on Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 4:26 PM

When Big Star’s Sister Lovers was released in 1978, it was a particularly pale time for adventurous music to find commercial success. Against the backdrop of banalities such as the BeeGees and disco, emerged Sister Lovers, in reissues known as Big Star’s Third. With the benefit of hindsight, it’s considered a hallmark of pop music whose expansive musical terrain included thickets of orchestration, plateaus of sparseness and cliffs of psychedelic disintegration. Its emotional landscape was no less vast—brooding, exuberant and tender. After one listen, you knew you had been psychically reassembled. This is the expectation, or perhaps the baggage, that...

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