Tuesday, January 18 2011
Slipped Discs continues with the return of a '60s pop heartthrob, the best underappreciated hip-hip album of the year, the resurrection of a legendary '80s band, some great beats from M.I.A. and many more. All records that missed our top 70 list last year.
Wednesday, December 15 2010
2010 was a splendid year for Americana releases; then again, that’s something you can say about any year given the sprawling range of sub-genres under Americana's vast umbrella, a point reinforced again by this year’s Top Ten.
Monday, November 3 2014
Plain Spoken's by-the-numbers approach to Americana kowtows to the idyllic Everyman version of Middle-American values.
Sunday, June 17 2012
This anti-rock doc isn't about much of anything. And that's probably the best thing about it.
Monday, August 16 2010
John Mellencamp finally hits the late-career creative reset button and makes one of his best ever.
Thursday, October 15 2009
America's longest-running annual charity concert keeps rolling along, assisting family farms and bringing plenty of musical highlights.
Thursday, September 10 2009
Who would deny the appeal of the Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan ballpark tour, even after we agree that Mellencamp doesn't belong with such a distinguished duo?
Friday, May 8 2009
John Mellencamp's latest video from Life Death Love and Freedom was shot in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana and features a duet with country singer
Thursday, November 18 2010
To record his latest album, "No Better Than This" (Rounder), John Mellencamp hatched a plan with producer T Bone Burnett. They would set up a
Tuesday, August 24 2010
It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan
Monday, January 22 2007
You could use any number of words to describe John Mellencamp's new music. But none, it seems, would please him more than "controversial." "Positive, negative,