Monday, February 28 2011
In her first ever interview with PopMatters, Lucinda Williams explains how her latest album, Blessed, was shaped by the dueling forces of love and death.
Thursday, December 18 2008
PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.
Wednesday, December 17 2008
It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.
Thursday, December 13 2007
Purists may turn up their noses at pop-country, but it produced more top-shelf music this past year than the stricter formal traditions on which it draws.
Wednesday, December 12 2007
What unites these artists is an individual presence -- a voice -- that is powerful enough to carry an entire album without retreating to the cozy confines of a band.
Sunday, February 27 2011
Blessed, like all of Williams’ best efforts, finds the blessings within the blues.
Monday, October 13 2008
Finally, Lucinda is in love. Is that a good thing?
Monday, July 7 2008
Judging by this concert, Williams seems to have emerged unscathed from the demons that used to torment her. She sang with an easygoing grace. The edginess that once made her concerts dangerous was no longer present. It was clear Williams was having a good time and enjoyed performing to an appreciative audience.
Sunday, October 14 2007
When Lucinda Williams declares "This is one of those times we [can] all get together regardless of politics" all possible complaints wither away.
Thursday, October 11 2007
Resident fan-rankler Vijith Assar takes a country legend to task for distracting orchestration and overbearing activism. In love with Lucinda? Check back Monday for a contrasting view.
Tuesday, July 26 2011
Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest" is just the latest song that beguiles as many fans as it detracts.
Monday, February 21 2011
You know how it goes. You bring your new spouse to your parents' hometown. You're feeling happy. You want to make a good impression. And,
Sunday, October 12 2008
Lucinda Williams isn't exactly sure what's going on, but she knows it's good. Night after night, she's watching her fans go crazy for her latest
Monday, July 23 2007
On her latest disc, Lucinda Williams decided to branch out from the blend of country, folk and rock that since the 1980s has made her
Monday, February 5 2007
Most musicians would sooner give you their house keys and credit card numbers than talk about their private lives. Lucinda Williams talks about little else.