Thursday, January 29 2015
More than 50 years into her career, Bettye LaVette still has a voice for the ages.
Wednesday, December 3 2014
Genuine artistic growth or a cheap ploy to adhere to popular culture's latest trend in music?
Wednesday, November 19 2014
Sam Hunt records his first full-length LP, makes an argument about genre, and is still problematic about women.
Monday, November 10 2014
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.
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Friday, October 31 2014
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
The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.
Monday, October 27 2014
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.
Thursday, October 23 2014
This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.