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The Dean of American Rock Critics Rates 5CD ‘American Epic’ Set An ‘A’

American Epic: The Collection (Lo-Max/Third Man/Columbia/Legacy) The Anthology of American Folk Music isn’t just a hard act to follow, it’s an impossible act to follow, because its 84 songs do literally constitute a canon. But the 100 selections on these five discs make for quite the sequel. … The audio improves markedly on Anthology‘s. The liner notes are solid. Lyrics are included. So what are you waiting for? A

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