Music Reviews archive
Read The Concerto: A 400-Year-Old Recipe That Still Cooks
June 12, 2014 – Composers worldwide paint colorful pictures with soloists and orchestras.
Watch From Jack White, A Fierce New Record Raised In Captivity
June 10, 2014 – White's first solo album was the sound of heartbreak; the new Lazaretto feels more like isolation.
Read John Fullbright's Uneven 'Songs' Finds A Way To Fascinate
June 2, 2014 – Songs feels like the work of an artist who's still figuring out who he is and where he wants to go.
Watch Sylvan Esso: Finding Humanity Between The Synths
Read Is The 'Xscape' Deluxe Version Worth It? 3 Words: Michael Jackson Demos
May 13, 2014 – The demos included in the expanded Xscape provide a rare glimpse into Jackson's creative process.
Watch Ray LaMontagne Finds The Bright Side On 'Supernova'
May 13, 2014 – The singer-songwriter explores an uncharacteristically sunny, psychedelic side on his fifth album.
Read Unheard Bounty On Mobb Deep's First Album In Eight Years
May 5, 2014 – The new songs are quite good, but 20-year-old outtakes from The Infamous sessions are remarkable.
Watch tUnE-yArDs: Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Watch The Animals: The British Invasion That Wasn't
Read Angst And Excellence In Forgotten Soviet Symphonies
April 24, 2014 – 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.