Tuesday, January 14 2014
A patchwork of studio leftovers, covers and reworked originals billed as a studio album proper, High Hopes leaves something considerable to be desired.
On this, Bruce Springsteen's most unsteady album, Tom Morello demonstrates how a backing player can nearly ruin the proceedings.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
A statement of purpose and a call to arms, American Ride is a triumphant record, perhaps even a masterpiece of its form.
Thursday, May 9 2013
RBMA gathered Ken Scott, Tony Visconti, and Nile Rodgers for (separate) conversations in NYC regarding their production work on classic Bowie albums. They also talked with Brian Eno and have his '77 Million Paintings' on display.
Wednesday, April 10 2013
Thursday, October 11 2012
If you're hooked on the sad song, you never stop looking for the next good one.
Sunday, March 4 2012
The David Lee Roth-fronted Van Halen returns after a 28-year absence. Who else has made fans wait that long? Quite a few, it turns out.
Sunday, November 13 2011
There’s something missing from this story; there’s an insularity about the film that renders it just a notch or two above pure reminiscence.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.
Sunday, November 6 2011
Here's another genial, generic album of singer-songwriter stuff that wouldn't sound out of place on your local public radio station.