Thursday, April 23 2015
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
This re-release provides evidence that Bettye LaVette should have been famous decades earlier.
Thursday, April 9 2015
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
The British singer-songwriter returns with a wide range of styles to conquer our imaginations. The result? A partial victory.
Tuesday, March 31 2015
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 inaugurated the historic reopening of Kings Theatre in Brooklyn with a dazzling lesson in longevity.
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.