Music Reviews archive
Read Young Conductor Steers A Vivid, Drug-Addled Dream
Watch The xx Teases New Album 'Coexist' With The Simplest Of Love Songs
July 16, 2012 – From a new album, the spare ballad "Angels" feels a bit like the introduction to a more lavish song.
Read This Time, R. Kelly Burns With (Relatively Chaste) Passion
July 30, 2012 – The prolific, and often risque, crooner's 14th album explores sounds from earlier eras.
Read Sory Kandia Kouyaté: Guinea's Voice Of Revolution
Read 'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast
Read Big K.R.I.T.: Music Straight 'From The Underground'
July 6, 2012 – The hip-hop artist's Live From the Underground takes listeners on a historical journey of the South.
Read Linda Oh: Connecting Points On A Musical Map
Read Serbia's Markovic Orkestar Breaks Boundaries With Brass
July 3, 2012 – A new album puts a Serbian band's wild, genre-bending flair on full display.
Read 'Dead Man Walking' Sings Again
Read The dB's: Still Plaintive After All These Years
Read Maga Bo's Sound Collages Travel Through Time
Read Fiona Apple's 'Wheel' Of Extravagant Emotions
Read Classical Lost and Found: The 'Hindustani' Piano Concerto
June 26, 2012 – The versatile pianist Danny Driver introduces two rarely heard concertos by Scotsman Erik Chisholm.
Read A Posthumous Masterpiece Adds To E.S.T.'s Legacy
Read Ray Anderson: A Pocket-Size Suite Makes A Huge Racket
June 19, 2012 – It's tricky making a little band sound this big, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks.