Wednesday, December 7 2011
At first it seemed like an especially quiet year in country music, and in some ways it might have been. At the same time, country is country: it rolls on.
Friday, December 18 2009
PopMatters presents our 20 best re-issues of 2009, highlighted by the long overdue remastering of the Beatles oeuvre, a number of '80s and '90s classics, and one of the most storied catalogues in electronic music.
Thursday, May 17 2007
The songs in the new Dolly Parton re-issue series illustrate her story of attaining stardom, of growing up in a one-room cabin in the mountains of Tennessee as one of 12 children and then leaving that all behind for a career in Nashville.
Monday, July 6 2009
With her honorary doctorate in hand, here's hoping she'll next broker peace in the Middle East, repair the economy, and explain the twisted plotlines of 'Lost' -- Lord knows, the woman is capable.
Tuesday, November 13 2012
A good holiday album for smart, gentle souls who like fires, sweaters, and evocative songwriting, and who avoid the mall on Black Friday.
Thursday, July 21 2011
The songs are purposefully generic, designed to resonate with the most people at once. Think of this as Dolly’s Life Lessons.
Tuesday, August 31 2010
A welcome reissue of Parton’s Golden Streets of Glory album from 1971.
Friday, November 13 2009
The most comprehensive portrait of her significant body of work yet, Dolly is the perfect opportunity to consider the rich bounty of stories and ideas that live in her songs.
Friday, June 12 2009
Syrupy Nashville country pop perfect for someone with a perverse nostalgia for the '80s.
Monday, July 18 2011
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so…
Tuesday, October 21 2008
Dolly Parton is down home, or so I am told. Oh, she absolutely looks that way on TV and in concerts. She's an adorable treasure…