November 24, 2000 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Stankonia,the new CD from the hip-hop duo OutKast.
November 24, 2000 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews pianist Uri Caine's 2-CD set, The Goldberg Variations.
November 20, 2000 Music reviewer David Greenberger tells us about a new release by The Posies. The band split up in the late nineties, but a new four-CD box set features outtakes and other previously unreleased material. It's called At Least, At Last.
November 5, 2000 Liane speaks with Jim Sampas, producer of Badlands: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, which will be released Tuesday on the Sub Pop label. The Boss's dark and sparse album from 1982 is covered on the new cd by artists including Johnny Cash, Chrissie Hynde, Dar Williams, Ben Harper and others.
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November 2, 2000 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews 4x4 (WATT/ECM) the latest CD by pianist and composer Carla Bley.
October 31, 2000 Critic Tom Moon reviews the new CD from the rock band P.J. Harvey, called Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea. The band is led by British singer/songwriter Polly Jean Harvey, who has earned a certain reputation for intensity. Her songs move from feverish punk distortion to rich acoustic blues, always with a heavy gloomy atmosphere. There is a sense of lives unraveling and promises shattered for her songs' characters. (4:45) Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea, is out today from Island Records, catalog # Islf 15162-2. See http://www.pjharvey.net or http://www.islandrecords.com for more information.
October 22, 2000 Liane speaks with Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton about new and noteworthy cd releases. Also this week, Ned offers tips on trolling the Internet for music, and has some listening suggestions for fans dejected over the breakup of Phish.
October 18, 2000 The newest CD by jazz violinist Regina Carter, Motor City Moments, features compositions by her fellow Detroit natives like vibraphonist Milt Jackson and Marvin Gaye. Carter is garnering recognition for her jazz interpretations of pop-based material. Reuben Jackson has a review. (4:30) Motor City Moments, by Regina Carter is copyright 2000 on the Verve label, catalog # 314 543 927-2, see http://vervemusicgroup.com.
October 16, 2000 Rock critic Ken Tucker reveiews Warning, the new CD from Green Day.
October 13, 2000 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews Kid A the new CD by the band Radiohead.
October 10, 2000 Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews The Music of Samuel Barber.
October 5, 2000 Glenn Gamboa reviews the new CD by Joseph Arthur Come to Where I'm From (Real World/Virgin)
October 4, 2000 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Contemporary Jazz, a new CD from saxophonist Branford Marsalis (Columbia Records).
September 28, 2000 Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead reviews Dogmental (GM label), the new CD by the Andy Biskin Quintet.
September 26, 2000 David Greenberger reviews a new CD by Dave Alvin, titled Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land. The tracks are all traditional folk songs, like "Shenandoah,' and "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down."
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