Tuesday, March 27 2007
After getting on the big screen and the small one, Explosions in the Sky learn how to relax even as they grow.
Thursday, March 18 2004
Matthew Shipp is the most adventurous, prolific jazz musician out there, bar none. That's saying something in a genre that, at least on its fringes, is made up almost exclusively of adventurous, prolific types. The closest competition comes in the form of frequent collaborators like William Parker.
Thursday, March 29 2001
It's not exactly a Clark Kent-into-Superman kind of thing, but the way guitarist John Scofield can shift between straight ahead jazz and jam-band inspired funk is impressive.
Monday, December 18 2000
Sunday, January 1 1995
The Scottish singer explains how she paired up with Mark Lanegan for a new album, and why that's slightly easier than partnering with Gram Parsons.
Thursday, June 15 2006
A band with nothing close to a hit still offers a compelling case as one of the best bands of the '80s and beyond.
Tuesday, April 25 2006
For the most part, The Okra Years presents a better version of the Ass Ponys than the band's few fans from that era might remember.
Wednesday, February 8 2006
Those wanting to further explore Cline's music would do well to ease into things. For most, that means a disc like this probably ought to sit on the shelf for a while.
Friday, December 9 2005
This band is hard to compare to others, because they're quite unlike so many others.
Monday, October 31 2005
The new Clientele disc is awfully good, besting everything in Belle & Sebastian's catalog on an album-by-album basis save for The Boy With the Arab Strap and Dear Catastrophe Waitress.