Wednesday, August 16 2000
It's been said about a thousand times that electronica needs a face before it can become a part of the US pop music mainstream.
Monday, August 14 2000
Columbia Records took a huge risk when they let one of their newest finds, Wheatus, make their label debut all by themselves. The group, which
I was first heard Victoria Williams’ music on the benefit album, Sweet Relief. What a beautiful and glorious album. With a cast of artists from
Country blues is the primitive, acoustic grandpa to much of what passes for blues these days. While theories abound regarding the origins of the blues
Over the years Tommy Sims has worked with the likes of Garth Brooks, Joan Osborne, and Amy Grant. However, lovers of top quality music should
Sunna have quite the pedigree. Frontman Jon Harris played on Massive Attack’s Mezzanine and this debut is released through Massive’s Melankolic imprint, home
I hate to have to invoke a tired cliche, but here goes: Looks can be deceiving. Did that hurt too much? Hope not. Anyway, my
O.P.M. may have good intentions to deliver a hip-hop mixed with pop punk sound, but they do nothing more than rethread other bands
Now this is gorgeous music. Over the past few years, North Americans have had a chance to hear more Portuguese music than ever before. From
Marisa Monte, Brazilian pop diva, has a voice like honey—it’s syrupy and at times sickly sweet. Her sultry mezzo soprano voice is what
Debelah Morgan might well be America’s next golden-voiced diva, a la Whitney and Mariah. Blessed with a five-octave range, she’s undoubtedly got the
Tempered hurrahs for indie trip d’n'b pop. Tempered because for the last few years attempts at melding phat and phunky beats, indie guitar and
As a black woman who does not sing R&B, British soulstress Gabrielle will be an anomaly to most Americans. Her publicity team in
Real estate agents will acknowledge that the division of a single piece of property often results in two parcels whose value, when added together, is
It’s no big surprise this CD sounds familiar. Robert Crenshaw sounds much like his brother Marhsall, both musically and vocally. He was a part
Drummer Joey Baron has recorded with folks as divergent as Laurie Anderson to Chet Baker, and was a member of Bill Frisell’s group until 1995.
The defining moment of Dave Alvin’s new album comes early—on the opening song, in fact. His version of the standard, “Shenandoah,” is a
Jim Beattie and Judith Boyle, the songwriter/guitarist and vocalist who are the founders of Adventures In Stereo (there are three other players named but
Tuesday, August 8 2000
If Mosaic Thump doesn’t stand out quite as strongly as their previous albums, it’s because it’s obviously meant as the first chapter of a book, not the whole thing itself.
Monday, August 7 2000
Burn the Incline is the remarkable fourth album from The Vandermark 5. The V5 have struck that delicate balance of looking forward without fear of looking