Monday, November 3 2014
The preternaturally smart heroine of Angela Lansbury's Murder, She Wrote sets a positive example for how writers have to promote themselves in our Twitter-centric world.
Neil Young spins us ten fraternal twins, a crisis in search of an identity.
"Madchester" veterans return after 20 years and manage not to embarrass themselves too much. Cue the sound of one hand clapping.
The antic modern band courts controversy, and philosophy, by recreating the most famous jazz album precisely, exactly, note for note for nuance. Can you tell the difference? You should be able to, and that’s the point.
o'death's scrappy new record isn't a return to some past sound so much as it's another impressive deviation for a band that, four albums in, has made inconsistency and exploration the only consistencies of its sound.
Teen heartthrob makes terrible music, tops Latin Albums chart, threatens to cross over.
As melodic, jangly and occasionally crunchy as this is, there’s a persistent sense of the fading glow of daytime, the feeling that life is slipping away.
Friday, October 31 2014
The British Columbia-based Nat Jay is becoming a rising talent in her native Canada, and the tender pop of "Just a Little More" gives a pretty easy reason as to why that's happening.
It’s the strangest of strange troikas; Nevadan statehood, Halloween and comics. But this Halloween, marking the 150th anniversary of Nevadan statehood, might just be the most elegant comment on the current state of comics.
We were dreaming when we wrote this, so sue us if it goes astray. The Purple One’s 1982 breakthrough is the 199th most acclaimed album of all time, and it’s the subject of this week’s Counterbalance. All the hippies sing together.