Friday, September 19 2014
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
Prior to Please, it was fair to say that Sondre Lerche could make a great record. With Please, however, he's one-upped himself and made a masterpiece.
This is an exceptional read on how records get made. We learn how producers coaxed great performances, made power deals, and generally had a good time.
Primitive and Deadly may be the dawning of another new era for the Seattle legends.
Possibly the mother of all box sets, Nils Lofgren’s Face the Music contains 169 tracks, 20 video clips, and a 136-page book, covering a big talent’s long career.
Ballet School is an indelible entry into the synth pop genre, and are at least taking the approach somewhat differently by using guitars.
Ann Hampton Callaway covers the late, great Sarah Vaughan incredibly on From Sassy to Divine.
Queens' militant pedagogue teams up with one of London's weirder producers.
Thursday, September 18 2014
The crux of the plot lies in Solness’ state of mind, bothered by a material abundance he fears is unearned, and thus infinitely fragile, liable to be withdrawn as arbitrarily as it was given.
If one is looking for something more 21st century than beat poetry and new journalism to challenge your mind and thrill your heart, this is it, whatever this is.
In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s.
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.
DFA greats the Juan MacLean sound out of their element on their new album, a collection of stripped down pop and '70s rock-flavored electro.
For all his worry over moving around, Spencer Krug's latest Moonface release makes it clear that behind the piano Krug sounds at home, rooted, in a place he's been found and a place he belongs.
A group of metal guys take a break and form an '80s-style hardcore band. A good time is had by all.
The third release from a free jazz cooperative piano trio featuring Craig Taborn, Gerald Cleaver and William Parker
On Atlantic, redemption awaits in the cleansing waters of the river, if not in the chorus of the songs or the hallowed memory of Robert Johnson that Ben Glover invokes.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
New Orleans musicians rarely disappoint. They come from a world where music is practically akin to religion, and they always seem to know how to rise to the occasion.
Shoot better and better and better. Then, shoot some more.
It's hard to overstate the overstatement in Red Band Society.