TOP PICK — CD
Iggy Pop: Roadkill Rising: The Bootleg Collection 1977-2009
This four-disc, 66-track set spans more than 30 years of Iggy Pop concerts, from takes on the Stooges' "Raw Power" and "1969" (from a 1977 show) to later solo cuts. Most of it has never been released before. In addition to fan faves like "Lust for Life" and "I Wanna Be Your Dog," Pop tears through blistering covers of "You Really Got Me," "Hang On Sloopy," and others.
American Dad Volume 6
(Twentieth Century Fox)
American Dad has always seemed like Family Guy's red-state-leaning brother-in-law, a plodding afterthought to Seth MacFarlane's more popular show. But the fifth season's 18 episodes are some of the sharpest, including the Armageddon-themed "Rapture's Delight." The scene-stealing alien Roger gets more face time on these three discs — always a good thing.
Bob Dylan in Concert — Brandeis University 1963
This previously unreleased show from a Massachusetts folk fest is short (seven songs, made even briefer since the tape doesn't start until midway through the first), topical (many political cuts, few popular ones), and funny ("Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues"). But this is Dylan on the edge of greatness, weeks away from his star-making appearance at Newport.
Michael Jackson: The Experience
Admit it: You've moonwalked across your mom's kitchen. Or at least you tried to. This cool game (for all major platforms, but we recommend Xbox Kinect) won't give you killer moves like the late King of Pop, but it will get you pretty darn close. So put on your sequined glove and shake your body down to the ground with hits like "Billie Jean" and, of course, "Thriller."
The Secret to a Happy Ending: A Documentary About the Drive-By Truckers
This feature-length movie was made during the band's most tumultuous period, right around the time singer-guitarist Jason Isbell left in 2007. Plenty of time is spent on Truckers frontmen Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, but the focus is on the songs, some of the greatest rock & roll sides of the past decade. You also get a nifty history lesson on Southern politics and culture.
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