Shake It Up: All the Music Thats Fit to Freak Out About

‘Shake It Up’: All the Music That’s Fit to Freak Out About

By Chris Barsanti

The Library of America’s rollicking greatest-hits volume of music criticism is an awesomely unwieldy pile of opinion that celebrates not just music, but the very act of appreciating and understanding it. 22 May 2017 // 9:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

26 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Ska-soul done well and done right is always a good time.

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Maher Shalal Hash Baz: Faux Départ

You have to have a very high level of musicianship to sound good when you are busy trying to sound like an amateur.

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The Lesser Birds of Paradise: Space Between

A slow-moving, emotionally powerful album for particular tastes.

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Nina Simone: Remixed and Reimagined

A whole album of remixes is an unwieldy proposition, but Remixed and Reimagined is an effective exercise in establishing a new context for the work of Nina Simone.

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26 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Graham Lindsey: Hell Under the Skullbones

A short, but sweet exploration of the dark side of the human condition -- complete with drinking songs!

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Cari Lee and the Saddle-ites: Brought To You Via Saddle-ite

Western swing revivalists know how to have fun, but fail to outshine their heroes.

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25 Oct 2006 // 2:15 AM

Instrumental tribute to Neil Young displays a lot of talent, but maintains only a modicum of interest.

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25 Oct 2006 // 2:00 AM

Ane Oestergaard is restless and inquisitive and can't leave things alone -- she's compelled to fiddle.

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25 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

Adem & Juana Molina

It was like a scene out of some indie movie from the '90s.

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25 Oct 2006 // 1:00 AM

European pop band carries on the torch for the Delgados.

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Supernatural Sets the Stage for Season Finalé With “There's Something About Mary”

// Channel Surfing

"A busy episode in which at least one character dies, two become puppets, and three are trapped and left for dead in an unlikely place.

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