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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.
Mavis Staples: Your Good Fortune
26 May 2015 // 9:00 PM
Though only four songs long, her latest, Your Good Fortune, offers a succinct summation of Staples’ range and ability.
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.
2015 Nelsonville Music Festival - 28-31 May, 2015 (Photos)
3 Jun 2015 // 12:00 AM
Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, and the Flaming Lips headed up another eclectic year at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Festival.
Mavis Staples Brings the Joy, But It's Complicated
12 Feb 2016 // 4:28 AM
Mavis Staples: “I’ve been making people cry down through the years, and this time I wanted to make them smile.”
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.