Wednesday, February 11 2009
As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.
Sunday, November 16 2008
Bo Diddley may be gone, but he is not forgotten, as this two-disc compilation of his prime Checker years easily proves.
Monday, November 6 2006
Just about worth the purchase price for its single new track, Gold is the best summary thus far of Tears for Fears' 25 years.
Thursday, October 12 2006
I personally would've sewn a Confederate flag to the back of something or other, if not for the sneaking suspicion that I would've looked like a complete twat.
Tuesday, September 19 2006
You can count the number of songwriters who have matched Robinson's achievements on the fingers of one stump.
Tuesday, December 6 2005
Another package for Who fans? Sure, why not.
Tuesday, November 29 2005
Stevens was once of the biggest, most beloved musical stars in the world. Gold, a new two-disc compilation of his work is a useful reminder of why that was.
Thursday, November 10 2005
It's probably impossible to overstate Buddy Holly's importance.
Monday, October 3 2005
Every track is going to absolutely slay you, but there's so much more to be had. You can buy this album if you want, but you have to promise me you'll buy their other ones too.
Sunday, April 17 2005
Years before he became the iconic King of Pop, Michael Jackson was in a quaint little group known as the Jackson 5. And yes, he and his brothers were amazing.