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Wednesday, December 3 2014

Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions

Genuine artistic growth or a cheap ploy to adhere to popular culture's latest trend in music?


Wednesday, November 19 2014

Sam Hunt: Montevallo

Sam Hunt records his first full-length LP, makes an argument about genre, and is still problematic about women.


Monday, November 10 2014

Azealia Banks: Broke With Expensive Taste

After endless delays, the New York rapper finally drops her first album, a postmodern pop epic that aims to make an impression rather than please.


Mavis Staples: New York - 4 November 2014

Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers


Friday, October 31 2014

Various Artists: The Soul of Designer Records

This is a compilation of ‘70s gospel and soul singles that appropriately honors the musicians who made them while offering a crucial glance at the stylistic elements of the American musical tradition.


Wednesday, October 29 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time

The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.


Emma Donovan & The PutBacks - “Dawn” EPK (video) (Premiere)

Take an advanced look at the recording process behind the funky forthcoming album by the Australian soul outfit Emma Donovan & The PutBacks.


I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch!

The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes.


Jaco Pastorius: Anthology: The Warner Bros. Years

Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.


Gary Clark Jr.: Live (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Jessie Ware: Tough Love (Reviews) [22.Oct.14]
Ry Cooder: Soundtracks (Reviews) [17.Oct.14]
JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard (Capsule Reviews) [13.Oct.14]
John Newman: Tribute (Reviews) [28.Oct.13]
Ariana Grande: Yours Truly (Reviews) [12.Sep.13]
The Weeknd: Kiss Land (Reviews) [11.Sep.13]
Moreland & Arbuckle: 7 Cities (Reviews) [10.Sep.13]
Omar: The Man (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Myron & E: Broadway (Reviews) [21.Aug.13]
John Mayer: Paradise Valley (Reviews) [20.Aug.13]
AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Reviews) [6.Aug.13]
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
Buddy Guy: Rhythm & Blues (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
David Lynch: The Big Dream (Reviews) [23.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (Reviews) [27.Jun.13]
JJ Grey and Mofro: This River (Reviews) [12.Jun.13]
Clutch: Earth Rocker (Reviews) [13.May.13]
Alice Russell: To Dust (Reviews) [1.May.13]
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