Thursday, December 26 2013
It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
Sunday, December 15 2013
From '90s-era defining musical heroes and legendary singer-songwriters to the great soul and jazz artists of the '60s and glorious '70s rock, 2013 was a great year for new re-issues and compilations.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
Our list for 2013 is predictably diverse, ranging from progressive newgrass to tradition-minded country to old-time acoustic to California canyon rock to psych folk to singer-songwriter and all points between.
Thursday, December 23 2010
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.
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.
Thursday, October 10 2013
One of the albums of the year. More than a decade later, after the record was egregiously discarded during the wake of a merger between A&M Records and Universal, Griffin’s masterpiece will finally receive the widespread critical acclaim it so rightfully deserves.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Patty Griffin's songs reveal multiple sides of a complicated, conflicted man.
Sunday, October 7 2012
The singsong rhythms, light syncopation, and gently sung lyrics belie the violence of the cruel world. The result can simply be called weird.
Tuesday, January 26 2010
One of the great songwriters in the business lays down the pen to go to church and rides off with a classic. Oh, she writes a couple of these, too, and wait'll you hear them.
Tuesday, February 3 2009
On a cold winter New York City night in 2007, Patty Griffin performed songs from her new album.
Friday, June 11 2010
Patty Griffin never wanted to do a gospel album. After all, the singer-songwriter is as known for the gritty reality and the personal details she
Monday, February 26 2007
NEW YORK - Patty Griffin's back in front on her new CD. When Patty Griffin recorded her first album 13 years ago, her producer gave her