Read 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.
Read Aimee Mann: The 'Charmer' And The Disciplined Id
Read Haunted Harmonies On The xx's 'Coexist'
Read ZZ Top: Taking The Blues Back To The Future
Read Bob Dylan's Baffling And Sometimes Beautiful 'Tempest'
September 11, 2012 – Ken Tucker says that some of Tempest's songs are as precisely crafted as any Dylan has written.
Read Cat Power Rips It Up, Starts Again
Watch Harmony, Teenagers And 'The Complete Story Of Doo-Wop'
September 6, 2012 – Street Corner Symphonies is a 15-volume year-by-year survey of doo-wop by scholar Bill Dahl.
Read When Ian Hunter Is 'President'
Watch Shoes: After 18 Years, The Power-Pop Band Re-Ignites
August 31, 2012 – Ken Tucker says Ignition retains the same pop-rock rigor heard in the band's 1970s records.
Watch Fire Up Your Kid's Imagination At The 'Science Fair'
August 17, 2012 – Laura Veirs, Mates of State and more contribute to an album encouraging children to pursue science.
Read Dan Auerbach Likes It Fast, Simple And Loud
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 The dB's: Still Plaintive After All These Years
Read Fiona Apple's 'Wheel' Of Extravagant Emotions
Read On 'Banga,' Patti Smith Pays Homage To Friends