Thursday, August 19 2010
When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...
Monday, September 7 2009
A powerful trio of female singers created three distinct atmospheres on a hot, humid evening in Central Park.
Tuesday, August 18 2009
Thursday, February 26 2009
Even after nearly three decades of success and universally regarded status as a rock icon, Chrissie Hynde is still the same authentic rock chick, guitar slung near her waist, peering out behind thick bangs and thicker eyeliner.
Wednesday, October 8 2008
An album that paradoxically feels like a return to roots and yet is like nothing else in the band's catalog.
Thursday, November 16 2006
One of the best one-two punches in rock and roll gets the well-earned deluxe treatment.
Wednesday, July 26 2006
The phrases 'punk' and 'oldies' mix about as well as chocolate cake and mayonnaise. Maybe that's why Chrissie Hynde won't stand still.
Wednesday, July 27 2005
While the Pretenders admittedly aren't saving the world, in High Fidelity Nick Hornby suggested that some people might be able to extract the meaning of life from one of their chord changes.