Thursday, January 26 2006
When major labels promote indie bands, sucking up the air that truly independent music needs to breathe, will the music stop developing altogether? Will we be stuck with Strokes and Rilo Kiley retreads forever?
Monday, February 18 2008
The idea of education as liberation is a poor one; education might allow a critical perspective on cultural practices, but asserting that ironic frame helps an individual grieve, or mourn, or live a richer and fuller life, is a mistake.
Thursday, August 2 2007
An unauthorized two-disc documentary set that features painfully small doses of Dylan himself and lacks insight into the man or his music.
Wednesday, March 21 2007
The digital remastering is noteworthy, but it’s the “65 Revisited” bonus disc that makes this an entirely necessary upgrade for Dylan fans and essential viewing for film and music aficionados alike.
Friday, January 12 2007
A very personal album from a great singer-songwriter yields surprisingly placid results.
Friday, December 1 2006
McLachlan’s holiday album captures that frosty winter mood like hot apple cider and barren-leaved, snow-ladden trees.