Music Reviews archive
Read Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies
A set of post-World War II Russian symphonies recovers a neglected composer, Vadim Salmanov.
Watch For Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sometimes Sanity Is The Better Option
April 23, 2014 – Make My Head Sing... is full of unreliable narrators who sometimes revel in their own bad decisions.
Watch Harmony-Loving Sisters Keep It Retro
Read Carlene Carter Carries The Heavy Burden Of History Lightly
April 4, 2014 – The country singer treats the classic songs on her new album like living, vital pieces of art.
Watch The High Voice Of The Low Anthem Breaks Out As Arc Iris
April 3, 2014 – The eclectic approach of Jocie Adams' former band is amply present in her solo debut.
Watch Jon Langford Sings Our Impulse To Destroy
Read Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead's Arena Combat
March 31, 2014 – In 1974, the Dead used an enormous conglomeration of amps and speakers called the Wall of Sound.
Read 'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus
Read A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God
March 25, 2014 – Dan Willson's second album as Withered Hand finds him at loose ends with his religious faith.
Read After A Painful Year, Bud Powell's Triumpant 1953 Return
March 24, 2014 – On Feb. 5, 1953, Powell was uncommunicative at Birdland. At the keys, it was another story.
Watch Sara Evans: Country Power Ballads With A Punch
Read Pitch Perfect: 3 Must-Hear Vocal Albums
Box Set Illustrates Clifford Jordan's Impeccable Taste In Musicians
Read Angel Olsen: A Voice Of Confounding Power