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Monday, January 30 2012

Slipped Discs 2011 - Part 1: From 13Ghosts to Friendly Fires

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.


Wednesday, December 12 2007

The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2007

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.


Reviews

Tuesday, November 12 2013

Ry Cooder and Corridos Famosos: Live

Ry Cooder rarely plays in public these days, so this live set of 11 songs he’s recorded over his multi-decade career, plus one wild card, is a rare treat.


Monday, August 20 2012

Ry Cooder: Election Special

The guitar legend channels Woody Guthrie on his brilliant new album.


Monday, October 10 2011

Ry Cooder: Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down

A patriarch of Americana continues to exemplify the art of telling the truth.


Tuesday, November 18 2008

Ry Cooder: The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed

Listening to UFO as a whole over a steady period reveals its final strength: It's definitely an album, not just a sturdy hodgepodge.


Wednesday, March 28 2007

Ry Cooder: My Name Is Buddy

On his latest album, global producer and cultural resurrectionist Ry Cooder is influenced by another great and important artist: himself.


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