Reviews // 7 Articles
Slipped Discs 2011 - Part 1: From 13Ghosts to Friendly Fires
30 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM
The three-day 2011 edition of Slipped Discs -- where we feature great albums that missed our Best Albums of 2011 -- kicks off with Akron/Family's most experimental work, Kate Bush's sound poetry, the stunning Anna Calvi, the brilliant hip-hop of Drake, and many more.
The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2007
12 Dec 2007 // 2:59 PM
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.
New Americana Supergroup Cooder-White-Skaggs Thrills at Carnegie Hall
4 Dec 2015 // 5:00 AM
The music of the newly minted supergroup often was beautiful, and always beautifully played. But it rarely broke a sweat.
Ry Cooder: Soundtracks
16 Oct 2014 // 8:06 PM
Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.