Tom Moon Since 1983, Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, and the music of the world. For much of that time, he was a music critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Moon's work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Spin and more.

Review: 'In The Beginning,' Wes Montgomery

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On The Word's new album, Soul Food, the group tackles traditional gospel grooves and seriously funky backbeats. Jay Adkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For The Word, Gospel Is More About A Feeling

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Alabama Shakes' new album, Sound & Color, is powered by more than just the vocals of Brittany Howard. Brantley Gutierrez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

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Music Review: 'Soyo' By Dom La Nena

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Detail from the cover art of Bob Dylan's new album-length Frank Sinatra tribute, Shadows in the Night. Album cover hide caption

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Dylan The Crooner

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The Districts' new album, A Flourish And A Spoil, comes out Feb. 10. Ryan Farber/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Flourish And A Spoil

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Jessica Pratt's new album, On Your Own Love Again, comes out Jan. 27. Colby Droscher/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On Your Own Love Again

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