Tuesday, January 31 2012
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.
Thursday, December 13 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.
Tuesday, August 21 2012
The guitar legend channels Woody Guthrie on his brilliant new album.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
A patriarch of Americana continues to exemplify the art of telling the truth.
Wednesday, November 19 2008
Listening to UFO as a whole over a steady period reveals its final strength: It's definitely an album, not just a sturdy hodgepodge.
Thursday, March 29 2007
On his latest album, global producer and cultural resurrectionist Ry Cooder is influenced by another great and important artist: himself.