Music Reviews archive
Read Festival Au Desert: Music Of Peace Not Silenced By War
May 30, 2013 – A new recording from the most recent festival helps fans experience an event canceled by conflict.
Watch Darius Rucker: Busted Hearts And Pickup Trucks
Read Vampire Weekend Comes Of Age In 'The City'
Read Kobo Town: A Haunted 'Jukebox' Filled With Caribbean Sounds
May 24, 2013 – The Toronto band plays a mix of old-school calypso, ska and West Indian styles.
Read Daft Punk: Accessing Electronic Music's Humanity
Read Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World
Watch Aesop Rock And Kimya Dawson Showcase Their Strengths
May 20, 2013 – Critic Robert Christgau says The Uncluded's debut album is almost like two halves of a whole.
Read Sarah Vaughan: A New Box Set Revels In Glorious Imperfections
May 20, 2013 – A new anthology packs four CDs with music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small.
Read Jerry Lee Lewis: Live, Singing As If Life Depended On It
May 17, 2013 – After years of struggle, the pop star began a comeback when he signed with Smash in 1963.
Read 100 Years Of Woody Herman: The Early Bloomer Who Kept Blooming
May 16, 2013 – In a career that ran from the 1930s to the 1980s, the bandleader's style reflected changing times.
Watch Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation
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.