Music Reviews archive
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.
Watch Brandy Clark Tells The 'Stories' That Are Tough To Hear
October 31, 2013 – Ken Tucker calls the country singer-songwriter's new 12 Stories a "modestly amazing album."
Watch Europe Swings The Body Electric
Watch It's A Family Affair On Linda Thompson's 'Won't Be Long Now'
October 22, 2013 – These songs could have been sung a hundred years ago, or written and recorded just a few weeks ago.
Read 'Traces Of You': Anoushka Shankar's Memorial To Her Father
October 21, 2013 – Banning Eyre reviews a new album that features the sitar player's half-sister, Norah Jones.
Watch The Poets Of Rhythm: A Troop Of German James Browns
October 18, 2013 – Oliver Wang reviews a new anthology of music from the Munich-based, 1990s retro-soul musicians.
Watch Tal National: The Rock Stars Of West Africa
Watch Two Bluegrass Truths From James King And Alan Jackson
October 10, 2013 – Ken Tucker looks at two new albums that find different ways to combine bluegrass and country music.
Read Ahmad Jamal Weaves Old And New On 'Saturday Morning'
October 9, 2013 – The jazz pianist isn't playing the way he did 60 years ago, now that he's finished warming up.
Watch Sleigh Bells: Stomping The Fine Line Between Sweetness And Menace
October 8, 2013 – The hard-edged pop duo expands its musical boundaries on its third album, Bitter Rivals.