Friday, September 26 2014
Throughout Strange Days Goodman displays elements of what the great Papa described as a “built in bullshit detector”.
The People's Platform exposes the Internet's capitalist underbelly of exploitation, control and broken promises, while still managing to offer hope for an alternative.
A Brony Tale isn’t as fun as it should be, but it does manage to say a lot of interesting things about stereotypes and fandom.
Despite the high anxiety, Night Surfer, Prophet’s 13th album, is pure-bred, colourful rock with a dark sense of humour.
The father/son team of Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman debuts with an impressive novel that supplants expectations and enhances the legacy of both authors.
A wild mix of styles are brought to the music of Fats Waller by the pianist Jason Moran and his collaborator MeShell Ndegeocello. A dance party that proves, again, that jazz boundaries are joyously crumbling.
Producer Jimmy Tamborello puts together a pleasant but modest set of textured beats and ambient sounds for his fourth studio album.
The Clean member Hamish Kilgour's first solo record, All of It And Nothing, doesn't seem interested in grabbing for your attention.
Almost every single moment of Savage Imagination is pretty and melodic, but these tracks tend to just drift by before dissolving into the next pretty, sweet bit of noodling.
Myth and Mythopoeia holds the course for John Zorn's career -- presenting music that is as difficult to hear as it is rewarding to absorb. There's also one track here that can be preserved for the ages.
Thursday, September 25 2014
How to Get Away with Murder is aimed to capture the essence of both of the Shonda Rhimes shows that precede it, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
The challenges of adulthood can alter the friendships we forge in childhood.
Maybe getting down just for the funk of it could indeed help unite the world in peace and harmony.
Aching for the past dam(n)s The Stream.
Cohen's 13th studio release offers nine powerful reflections on the sacred and the profane with characteristic mix of humor and longing.
Glittered with transcendent brilliance, gilded shadows do not hide the empowered dramatic turn of Perfume Genius's Too Bright.
Like many of J.M. Coetzee’s books, this one feels written for and about the author himself, ruthlessly interrogating his own beliefs and purpose.
Single Mothers sounds like something you would expect from Earle: a carefully calculated and cohesive product.
This is psychologically dangerous stuff, and a great deal of enjoyment comes from revelling in Prude’s excesses. That comes to a point, though.
With Live at Biko, Mark Kozelek delivers a live set of highly compellingly autobiographical later period work that sets a new standard for the nakedly confessional singer-songwriter.