Kicking the Canon: Rod Stewart, “Every Picture Tells a Story”

everypictureLate last year, I was invited by my friend Sam C. Mac to join in a project called Kicking the Canon— an ambitious new exercise in rock journalism, sponsored by the good people at In Review Online. The project promises an expansive, revisionist take on the accepted album canon, and will include a number of writers reconsidering some storied LPs. My own first contribution– a look back at Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story, which happens to be one of my top five albums of all time– is posted now.


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