Music Reviews archive
Listen K'Naan Brings Down Walls On 'Country, God Or The Girl'
October 16, 2012 – The best-selling, Somali-born rapper remains a versatile and powerful songwriter on his new album.
Read Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure
Listen Budapest Quartet Gets To The Heart Of Beethoven
Listen More Than This: The 'Complete' Roxy Music
Listen Ron Miles Finds Wide-Open Spaces On 'Quiver'
Listen Iris DeMent's Emotionally Complex 'Sing The Delta'
October 10, 2012 – Sing the Delta is the roots-folk singer-songwriter's first album of new songs in 16 years.
Listen Shemekia Copeland Embodies The Blues On '33 1/3'
Listen Iris DeMent's 'Sing The Delta' Full Of Paradoxes
Listen A Ska And Jazz Innovator Bridges Continents And Decades
October 3, 2012 – Guitarist Ernest Ranglin makes music that's built to last, using African and Caribbean influences.
Listen Low Cut Connie: The Self-Deprecating Bar Band
Read Classical Lost And Found: Neglected Symphonies By A Great Dane
October 2, 2012 – The brilliant and rigorously built chamber symphonies by Vagn Holmboe have finally made it to disc.
Listen Out Of Industrial Wasteland, The English Beat Was Born
October 1, 2012 – Ed Ward reviews the reissued catalog from the multiracial, multi-generational ska band.
Listen After 26 Years, The Sam Rivers Trio Resurfaces
Read A Young Pianist Triumphs In Music From The Young 20th Century
September 26, 2012 – With a new album, a pianist again fulfills the promise of his Chopin Competition dominance.
Listen Analog Players Society: A Party Cooked Up In A Studio
September 25, 2012 – Hurricane Season in Brooklyn is jaunty, even rollicking, with African rhythms and accents.