Tuesday, June 24 2014
The 2014 FIFA World Cup theme song highlights one of the worst trends in a global society: culture boiled down to a sort of triumphant universal human-ness.
Sunday, October 23 2011
La Verdad captures the power and punch and authentic spontaneity of a live performance without sacrificing any studio polish.
Sunday, August 21 2011
The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.
Tuesday, May 24 2011
Bussmann surrounds Mello's soft voice with the sound of corks popping, and then circles around him in an avant-garde, repetitive way with the cello.
Thursday, September 30 2010
There are numerous moments within these samba-influenced songs that mark points of departure from the norm and signal an artist capable of making her own mark on the international stage.
Friday, April 9 2010
Of all the influential musicians and songwriters to contribute to and emerge from Brazil’s Tropicalismo movement, none has had the continuing impact, or left an oeuvre as staggering, as Caetano Veloso. He played New York City’s Terminal 5 last night as part of a brief U.S. tour.
Tuesday, May 12 2009
There's such delight and energy in everything he does that if he has a success with this album, it will be hard to grudge him his good luck.
Tuesday, September 16 2008
Sunday, June 22 2008
A good-humoured album, mild-mannered, laid-back, and enjoyable -- an album without fury or evil thoughts.