Thursday, September 25 2014
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.
Girl Talk & Freeway collaborate to bring you a fast-paced EP that is well worth its short run time.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Unlike weekly procedurals that wrap up everything with a bow, the knots tied in The Blacklist are entwined on frayed ribbon that runs the risk of falling apart.
At the New York premiere of "The Brighter Side of Day", Kathy Sledge captured the spirit and soul of Billie Holiday.
Tell your people, your super-people, that it won't stop here. It's coming your way, too. And if you have no super-people, may the lord have mercy.
Sarah Maitland writes How to Be Alone as much for us not-so-troubled loners as she does for the chronically extroverted.
One might believe in the "Legend" of Billie Jean Davy if the distributor cared a little more about extras.
Tweedy father and son combo journey down a road of reflection and introspection.
The Violet Flame doesn't really reignite Erasure so much as keeps their torch going..
Stiched Up is an accessible, lucid book that analyses the exploitation inherent in capitalism through the often violent operations of the fashion industry.
The first album from this duo is at its best when it finds shape within its wide-open borders, when it cuts a path through all that bright light.
A comprehensive overview of 20 years of old-school punk protest and an alternate history of our nation’s turn from the 20th into 21st century.
While this trio may be a product of a certain day and age, it’s nice to hear that they aren't interested in rehashing old glories, necessarily.