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Thursday, April 23 2015

iLoveMakonnen: Drink More Water 5

There's something about iLoveMakonnen's tone and inflection that turns his wobbly singing and hazy, uncomplicated rapping into reliable ways to deliver hooks. He might not have perfect pitch, but his pop instincts are awfully close.


Thursday, April 16 2015

Bettye LaVette: Child of the Seventies

This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.


Thursday, April 9 2015

Jessie Ware Performs “Say You Love Me” on ‘The Late Late Show’

British neo-soul singer Jessie Ware performed "Say You Love Me" last night on The Late Late Show last night. The song is a gorgeous, R&B slow-burner that escalates to soaring pop anthem.


Monday, April 6 2015

Estelle: True Romance

The British singer-songwriter returns with a wide range of styles to conquer our imaginations. The result? A partial victory.


Tuesday, March 31 2015

Leon Bridges Is the Music Man of the Moment

The man and his music were seemingly on everyone’s lips, and his final showcase of the festival, an intimate performance at St. David’s Episcopal Church, drew so many people it was very nearly shut down by the fire marshal.


Thursday, February 5 2015

Diana Ross: 3 February 2015 - Brooklyn, New York

Diana Ross inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.


Thursday, January 29 2015

Bettye LaVette: Worthy

More than 50 years into her career, Bettye LaVette still has a voice for the ages.


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.


Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time (Reviews) [29.Oct.14]
I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch! (Columns) [27.Oct.14]
Gary Clark Jr.: Live (Reviews) [23.Oct.14]
Jessie Ware: Tough Love (Reviews) [22.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]
Myron & E: Broadway (Reviews) [21.Aug.13]
AlunaGeorge: Body Music (Reviews) [6.Aug.13]
Robin Thicke: Blurred Lines (Reviews) [28.Jul.13]
Redtenbacher’s Funkestra: The Cooker (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jul.13]
Kelly Rowland: Talk a Good Game (Reviews) [27.Jun.13]
Charles Bradley: Victim of Love (Reviews) [3.Apr.13]
The R&B Renaissance (Features) [13.Nov.11]
My Favorite Aaliyah Things (Columns) [14.Aug.11]
The Weeknd: House of Balloons (Reviews) [9.May.11]
Jessie J: Who You Are (Reviews) [19.Apr.11]
Mary Mary: Something Big (Reviews) [29.Mar.11]
Donell Jones: Lyrics (Reviews) [6.Mar.11]
Calvin Richardson: America’s Most Wanted (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
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