Thursday, December 16 2010
As in past years, Africa continues to dominate the world music scene in 2010 -- or at least, it seems to dominate Western perceptions of what "world music" might be. That said, the new vinyl archeology could be seen at work in all areas and all eras of recorded music.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
On her third full length Ólöf Arnalds marries tradition and innovation. The language she does it in hardly matters.
Thursday, November 10 2011
The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.
Tuesday, January 19 2010
The sweetness in Arnalds is not ornamental, and there's a new-folk unpredictability about it, not-tamed, not-dull.
Thursday, October 21 2010
Ólöf Arnalds recalls an Icelandic Joni Mitchell with a swooning wholesome voice that is rich with a sense of personality and strength as a female singer/songwriter.