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Wednesday, November 14 2012

Why 2012 Is the Year of Ethiopian Hybrid Music

Four musical acts combine Ethiopian music with other styles and genres to form canny new chimeras.


Monday, September 24 2012

Race, Authenticity, and New Orleans: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Turns 50

In this new box set, The 50th Anniversary Collection, Ben Jaffe gets to show off his family's history with New Orleans music, as well as a few new wrinkles of his own.


Tuesday, June 3 2008

Ten Reasons Bo Diddley Is the Forgotten Heavyweight Champion of Rock

Here are 10 reasons why the recently departed Diddley is a bona fide rock legend and hugely important in the history of popular music for his vital role in the creation of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s.


Monday, March 26 2007

Inspiration, Integration, and the Soul Children: The Resurrection of Stax Records

Listening to songs like "(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay" and "Do the Funky Chicken" is like taking a stroll through the garden of sublime American soul music.


Tuesday, January 9 2007

Best TV Characters 2006


Reviews

Tuesday, April 2 2013

Ólafur Arnalds: For Now I Am Winter

Ólafur Arnalds walks his own path, one dreamy song after another.


Monday, April 1 2013

Nadia Sirota: Baroque

The most beautiful album you will hear this year.


Tuesday, March 26 2013

Hiromi: Move

Hiromi Uehara plays things that no human should be able to play – and with her most sympathetic band yet.


Thursday, March 7 2013

Boz Scaggs: Memphis

Legendary singer's new record is lean, tight, and pure -- and avoids boredom, too.


Thursday, February 14 2013

Gary Allan: Set You Free

Gary Allan returns to kick 2013 off in spectacular fashion.


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Curumin: Arrocha [23.Oct.12]
Heart: Fanatic [1.Oct.12]
Tania Maria: Tempo [21.Mar.12]
Tony Furtado: 13 [22.Feb.07]
Družina: Tragare [14.Dec.06]
OOIOO: Taiga [27.Sep.06]
Celebrity Duets [6.Sep.06]
Keb Mo: Suitcase [15.Aug.06]
T.I.: King [10.Apr.06]
Hiromi: Spiral [7.Feb.06]
Enrico Rava: Tati [13.Dec.05]
Traband: Hyje! [17.Jan.05]
Twista: Kamikaze [12.Feb.04]
DMX: Grand Champ [20.Nov.03]
T.I.: Trap Muzik [19.Nov.03]
Chingy: Jackpot [19.Aug.03]
Tosca: Delhi9 [15.Apr.03]
Taj Mahal Trio [28.Jan.03]
Sígur Ros: ( ) [26.Dec.02]
L.L. Cool J: 10 [19.Dec.02]
Pepito: Migrante [25.Apr.02]
Baaba Maal [8.Feb.02]
JJ72: self-titled [10.Sep.01]
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