Wednesday, April 15 2009
The West African touch Justin Perkins brings in with his kora and kamel ngoni gives the American rock sound something to work with.
Thursday, April 9 2009
Madonna was as contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse. She claimed to challenge the institution and dominance of the church while worshiping at the mantle of capitalism and white supremacy in ways that only reinforced the nexus of gender, race and class oppression and mutual exploitation.
Wednesday, February 4 2009
Tuesday, January 27 2009
One must be willing to risk being consumed by the dark, cabalistic world Zorn has created around his art.
Wednesday, January 21 2009
Clever punchlines and witty criticisms only get Ruck and Rock so far on this disappointing third album from Heltah Skeltah.
Thursday, November 13 2008
This album is a worthy experiment that needs more work.
Thursday, October 9 2008
PopMatters talks with 21-year-old bluesman Eli Cook about cranking it up, turning it down, and balancing the expectations of different crowds.
Tuesday, October 7 2008
Wednesday, August 27 2008
Thursday, July 10 2008
Cross-cultural fusion albums are sometimes criticised for their falseness, but there’s no sense of falseness here, no condescension, simply a set of songs that couldn’t be made in any other way.