Rock Music Reviews
Read 'Barchords': An Intense, Pensive Album About Love
Listen Cloud Nothings: Here's To The Losers
Listen Lower Dens: Drowning Out The Din
Read Bruce Springsteen: A Universal, Original 'Wrecking Ball'
March 7, 2012 – Ken Tucker says Wrecking Ball testifies to bottomless ingenuity, invention and exhilaration.
Listen Black Bananas: A Barrage Of Neon Clutter
Read Bruce Springsteen's Hard-Bitten Pop Optimism
Listen Megafaun: Classic Rock, Made New
Listen Jennifer O'Connor: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Read Heartless Bastards: Rousing Songs, Born On The Road
February 28, 2012 – The band's fourth album is the product of a cross-country sojourn by singer Erika Wennerstrom.
Listen Duchess Says: The Feel-Good Gospel Of Debauchery
Listen The Mark Lanegan Band: Extra Grit
Read Dr. Dog: A Standout Among Stereotypes
Listen Dirty Three: For Valentine's Day, A Wordless Love Song
February 14, 2012 – It's a pleasure to spend the holiday rolling around in the sumptuous beauty of "The Pier."
Read Sharon Van Etten: Hypnotically Complicated
Read Chuck Prophet's 'Beautiful' Homage To San Francisco
February 8, 2012 – Prophet has described his new album, Temple Beautiful, as a "love letter to San Francisco."