Thursday, December 16 2010
Successful live albums are challenging things, judged by their ability to adequately portray the power of a performance. 2010 proved that even a strong crop of carefully staged and recorded recent shows could still be overshadowed by legendary sets of the past.
Monday, April 11 2011
TV on the Radio's newfound sensitivity on Nine Types of Light is a sign of a maturing band that has less to prove but still the same vigorous capacity to make magnificent music.
Monday, March 14 2011
Nothing is awful on !!!'s remix EP Jamie, My Intentions Are Bass—indeed most of it is at least moderately enjoyable—but like most of these things, it’s ultimately forgettable.
Tuesday, March 1 2011
Artistically, Jay-Z's Hits Collection could be tons stronger, and anyone curious about the rapper who buys this without skimming his non-radio friendly cuts will be missing out on his best work.
Sunday, February 6 2011
LCD Soundsystem's London Sessions is a magnificent swan song for one of the premiere acts -- both in and outside of the studio -- of the past ten years.
Thursday, November 18 2010
On Dave Sitek’s self-titled debut solo project Maximum Balloon, the multi-instrumentalist producer from the band TV on the Radio, ignores his tendencies for angst-filled grand gestures and instead indulges in the rhythmic vigor of nu-disco, dance-pop and computerized funk-soul.