Tom Moon
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Tom Moon

Music Reviewer

Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop and the music of the world since 1983.

He is the author of the New York Times bestseller 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (Workman Publishing), and a contributor to other books including The Final Four of Everything.

A saxophonist whose professional credits include stints on cruise ships and several tours with the Maynard Ferguson orchestra, Moon served as music critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1988 until 2004. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Spin, Vibe, Harp and other publications, and has won several awards, including two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Music Journalism awards. He has contributed to NPR's All Things Considered since 1996.

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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

The mostly instrumental supergroup's second album, Soul Food, is a rousing, thoroughly modern take on gospel.

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

On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.

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