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The 70 Best Albums of 2010
23 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
The Best Female Artists of 2010
8 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM
While the men were showing us their dark and beautiful fantasies, or pulling us into their high brooding violet, the women were absolutely taking over 2010.
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: Gospel Music in a Secular World
17 Apr 2013 // 5:30 PM
Critically, commercially and historically, gospel is the great overlooked American music, maybe because few genres of music force you to confront your beliefs so immediately.
Van Morrison: Duets: Re-Working The Back Catalogue
23 Mar 2015 // 8:05 PM
Forgoing the obvious hits and contemporary pop star collaborators, iconoclast Van Morrison raises the bar for what duet albums can and should be.
Mavis Staples: New York - 4 November 2014
9 Nov 2014 // 8:00 PM
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Sound of Civil Rights Rings Out in Resurrected Staple Singers Records
2 Mar 2015 // 4:45 AM
It was as though some force were propelling the Staple Singers into the public consciousness again, timed to coincide with the arrival of a pair of resurrected recordings.
Mavis Staples Visits Her Folk-Gospel Past with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy
15 Sep 2010 // 12:36 AM
"I really believe that the best stuff in Mavis' career has been the stuff where it's not necessarily just her voice but the voice of her and her family and her father," Jeff Tweedy said. "You don't need much else."