Music Reviews archive
Watch For The Bloodiest Tales In American Music, A Revenge-Themed Sequel
December 12, 2013 – The Knoxville Girl, Pretty Polly and others return from the grave in a song by Jim Lauderdale.
Read Ella Fitzgerald's Early Years Collected In A Chick Webb Box Set
December 11, 2013 – "This is it," Webb said of Fitzgerald. "I have a real singer now. That's what the public wants."
Indie-Pop Albums That Make The Cut Are More Than Mere Collections
Read A Nostalgic — But Bumpy — Journey With The Beach Boys
December 10, 2013 – Made in California presents the rise and slow fade of a once-great force in American music.
Read A Bumper Crop Of Classical Box Sets
Read William Parker's Abstract Grooves Collected In Box Set
December 5, 2013 – With six concerts spread over eight CDs, Wood Flute Songs documents the bassist's exhaustive output.
Read 27 Years Ago, Keith Jarrett Was A One-Man Band
Read After Ailing, A Favorite Conductor Stages His Comeback
November 26, 2013 – Live at Carnegie Hall captures a riveting experience with a beloved conductor, James Levine.
Watch Will The Real Llewyn Davis Please Stand Up?
Watch Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe
November 15, 2013 – Whether glossy and heartfelt or earnest and playful, these albums can help conjure a holiday mood.
Read Latyrx: Still Deft And Defiant After Two Decades
Watch Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP'
Read No Need To Cook The Books: Booker Ervin's Debut LP Reissued
November 11, 2013 – Down-home and majestic, the tenor sax man's sound was like a cane stalk emerging from rich earth.
Watch Eminem: The Great Confounder
Watch Amir ElSaffar Navigates Uncharted Blue Notes On 'Alchemy'
November 4, 2013 – Alchemy is a step forward in defining and refining the trumpeter's mix of jazz and Iraqi rhythms.