Music Reviews archive
Read Aretha Franklin Before Atlantic: The Columbia Years
February 27, 2013 – Before Franklin found her voice at Atlantic, she recorded less successfully for another label.
Watch Guards: Anthems With Gravitas
Listen Nordic Symphonies And A $100 Guitar: Music We Love Now
February 20, 2013 – Three albums in our ears: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and a battered electric guitar.
Read Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love
February 14, 2013 – The singer-songwriter often writes songs about his complex relationships with women.
Watch Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age
February 13, 2013 – The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album.
Read Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting
February 13, 2013 – The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and Captain Beefheart.
Listen The New Baroque And A Nod To Minnesota
Read Reissued And Relevant, Marcos Valle's '70s Bossa Nova Returns
February 5, 2013 – Four of the Brazilian singer-songwriter's classic records are being re-released this week.
Read Lean But Seen: The Joy Of Smaller Opera
Read Is Fleetwood Mac's Expanded 'Rumours' A Bit Much?
Read Yo La Tengo: Decades In And Far From Fading
Read 'Sound City': Music And Memories In An L.A. Landmark
January 31, 2013 – Dave Grohl lights up a famed L.A. studio for one last session in the documentary Sound City.
Read A 'Special Edition' Box Set Of Jack DeJohnette And Band
January 31, 2013 – A new four-CD box set highlights the music of the jazz keyboardist and drummer.
Read A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet
January 30, 2013 – Live recordings capture a groundbreaking artist between two vastly different periods in his career.