Music Reviews archive
Read Young Conductor Steers A Vivid, Drug-Addled Dream
Read Ravi Coltrane: A Noble Sound, Witness To Its Heritage
July 17, 2012 – Critic Kevin Whitehead says the saxophonist speaks in his own voice on the album Spirit Fiction.
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 Sory Kandia Kouyaté: Guinea's Voice Of Revolution
Read 'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast
Read Maga Bo's Sound Collages Travel Through Time
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 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.