Saturday, December 23 2006
At long last, the annual rite of passage, the "best of" list... Here's PopMatters picks for the best 60 records of 2006.
Monday, December 11 2006
In a year of stylistic cross-pollinations, sounds from around the world come together on Michael Keefe's list of fun and fascinating albums.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.
Wednesday, January 15 2014
French-Arab band Carte de Séjour made pop music history with their rousing blend of punk and raï in the early '80s. To date there are no successors in sight.
Wednesday, July 14 2010
Rachid Taha, after two decades of doing little wrong, has finally made a pop misfire.
Tuesday, July 1 2008
Like Joe Strummer, Taha's gift is how he radiates -- that charisma, that persuasion, that force.
Wednesday, April 6 2005
In which the French-Algerian singer-songwriter pushes beyond any known conception of popular music to forge a music without boundaries. That it also happens to kick ass must be regarded as something of a bonus.