Thursday, December 10 2009
A decade after landing on our shores, this gem still hasn't gotten its due.
Friday, March 20 2009
Blues, jazz, funk and hip-hop have always masked white transgression, aiding generation upon generation to distinguish themselves from the conservative norms of whiteness bequeathed them; here was our generation’s Elvis, mocking and masking anything authentically black, trading love of the craft for sheer fame. And here on the black and white pages of Sex, she was showing us her beautifully dark skin friends, bragging about how much of a bad girl she was.
Sunday, August 10 2008
It feels good to know, 25 years on, that George Michael has stuck around and found vindication, just like he always hoped he would.
Monday, August 4 2008
Tuesday, December 19 2006
George Michael has come full circle in making peace with his sexuality. If album charts are any indication, he hasn't lost many listeners in the process.
Wednesday, February 8 2006
After "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", maybe this record's title asked too much. Still, this song cycle has the ambition of Stevie Wonder's 1970s work and Michael nearly had the talent to pull it off.