Music Reviews archive
Album Review: 'English Oceans,' By Drive-By Truckers
Read Pharrell Williams: Just Exhilaratingly Happy
Read Chuck Mead: Gleefully Sinister Country Serenades
Read The Spotlight Shines Bright On A Consummate Sideman's Debut
February 26, 2014 – Benmont Tench has a reputation as the guy you want playing on your album. Now he has one of his own.
Read Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later
Read Vertical Scratchers: Slashed Chords, Fractured Poetry
February 24, 2014 – Daughter of Everything is a superb pop album with one foot in the past and another in the future.
Read 5 New Jazz Albums From 2014 So Far
Read In 'Whole Gritty City,' Marching Bands Vie For Coveted Mardi Gras Spots
February 13, 2014 – "New Orleans buries too many of its young," Wynton Marsalis says in the documentary's introduction.
Read Lake Street Dive: 'Portraits' Of Heartache
Album Review: 'Sun Structures,' By Temples
Read In Session: Frank Wess' 'Magic 201' Offers One Last Lesson
February 11, 2014 – There's something tender and specific about the ways elders like Frank Wess shaped their notes.
Read Hangin' Tuff: Eric Church Takes A Chance On 'The Outsiders'
February 10, 2014 – Church uses the power he's accrued from hit records to make exactly the kind of album he wants.
Read Before He Joined Congress, A South African Janitor's Disco Past
February 6, 2014 – Penny Penny put down his broom and picked up a mic for his 1994 debut, now reissued.
Read Too Much Of A Good Thing? Jane Ira Bloom's Beautiful Ballads
January 31, 2014 – On Sixteen Sunsets, the soprano saxophonist varies and honors melody like Billie Holiday.
Read Angélique Kidjo Shouts Out Africa's Women With Funk And Fire
January 29, 2014 – Kidjo's latest album started when she was swept into a group of singing women in Kenya.