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Miner Recs Episode 82: Music

On this episode, Charlie, Maureen, Tia, Angelo, and Christa talk about music, from the new albums and concerts they're excited about, to their recommendations of books and documentaries about popular musicians, as well as a discussion about the role of AI in creating music. 

Listen to their conversation in the player below:

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Tony Bennett - Duets: An American Classic

The late, great Tony Bennett spent the later part of his career performing duets with a varied selection of musicians across time periods and genres, including Bono, Barbra Streisand, George Michael, Diana Krall, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Sting and Juanes. (We also have two sequel albums, 2011's Duets II and 2012's Viva Duets.)

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Lana Del Rey - Did You Know That There's a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd

American singer Lana Del Rey returns with her 9th LP, featuring guest appearances by Jon Batiste, Riopy, Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis and more. (This album is also available through Hoopla.)

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boygenius - the record

boygenius, a supergroup comprised of acclaimed songwriters Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, returns with their first full-length collaboration. (This album is also available through Hoopla, and we also have their debut EP on CD.)

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Hozier - Unreal Unearth

Expressive Irish singer-songwriter Hozier returns with his 3rd album, his first since 2019.

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Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books That Changed David Bowie's Life

Based on a list of David Bowie's favorite books published on his official website, John O'Connell has crafted an engaging narrative about how Bowie's artistry was influenced by his voracious reading habit. (This list of Bowie's favorite books was previously discussed here on the DPPL blog.)

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1964: Eyes Of The Storm

Paul McCartney shares a trove of images taken during the Beatles' first trip to America in 1964, which provide a unique perspective of the early days of Beatlemania. (DPPL also carries the Beatles' first appearances on the Ed Sullivan show on DVD.)

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The Velvet Underground

Director Todd Haynes delves into the seminal New York City-based art rock band fronted by Lou Reed and their early days performing alongside Andy Warhol's proteges in The Factory. (This film is also available in Blu-ray.)

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The Decline Of Western Civilization Parts 1-3

Penelope Spheeris's classic trilogy of documentaries about the L.A. punk scene, remastered and presented as a collection. Featuring energetic concert footage and interviews with Germs, Black Flag, X,   Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Poison and Ozzy Osbourne. (These films are also available to stream through Kanopy.)

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