Music Reviews archive
Read Bing Crosby: From The Vaults, Surprising Breadth
Read On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows
May 8, 2013 – New York's Charles Bradley and London's James Hunter Six both mix inspiration and replication.
Read Natalie Maines: A Country-Music Rebel Rocks On Her Own
May 8, 2013 – On her new solo album Mother, the singer-songwriter branches out from her work with Dixie Chicks.
Read Pistol Annies: Plain Truths, Sharp Humor, Three-Part Harmony
May 7, 2013 – Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe are all the more compelling as a trio.
Read Caitlin Rose: A Singer Grounded In The Details Of Yearning
May 6, 2013 – Rose knows it takes an assured performer to sell the notion of vulnerability over the long haul.
Read Marc Ribot Isn't Trying To Comfort Anyone
Watch Jonny Fritz: A Country Jester Gets Personal
Read Three Must-Hear Piano Albums
Watch Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter
Read Brad Paisley's 'Wheelhouse' Of Good Songs — And Intentions
April 17, 2013 – Paisley's fine new album shouldn't be overshadowed by the firestorm over "Accidental Racist."
Read Earl Hines: Big Bands And Beyond On A New Box Set
Read Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor
April 10, 2013 – Driven by Zolani Mahola's powerhouse voice, the band's new album reflects South African aspirations.
Read Johnny Cash's Columbia Catalog Out Now — As A 63-Disc Box Set
April 10, 2013 – The music Cash made while under contract with the label is now available as an imposing reissue.
Watch Brad Paisley Ventures Out Of Country's 'Wheelhouse'
April 9, 2013 – The star's new album performs a balancing act of cultural examinations that still engages tradition.
Read Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville
April 2, 2013 – The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach adds sonic heft to the Tuareg guitar virtuoso's latest album.