Tuesday, March 4 2014
These songs are dull, forgettable, and mostly interchangeable.
Monday, February 3 2014
Along the Way is always pretty, but rarely beautiful.
Friday, January 31 2014
Some will tar a record with being “commercial” due to preset notions of what one might think an artist should be doing, rather than listening for what he actually is doing.
Monday, January 13 2014
One of Dizzy’s wonderful mid-career dates for Pablo gets a reissue.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
In brief, R Plus Seven deemphasizes Replica’s sense of walled-off claustrophobia, letting thick puddles of light filter into Lopatin’s lair of sound.
The jazz world found its most intrepid explorer in Don Cherry, an adventurous sonic provocateur whose worldly exploits re-drew lines all over the musical map.
Monday, September 16 2013
The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.
Friday, September 13 2013
Hesitation Marks is a necessary addition to the Nine Inch Nails oeuvre, even though the initial reaction to it might be one of befuddlement or WTF?-ness.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
The acclaimed queen of Maghreb music releases a double-disc compilation of her most potent and genre-defying material.
They just don't make albums like this one anymore, retrospective or otherwise. Procure it before it's gone.