Friday, October 25 2013
A.N Wilson's The Elizabethans is a very readable history, despite the author's inability to get out of his own way.
Friday, July 25 2014
This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion.
Sweating and bleeding, swinging maces and destroying architecture, Hercules imposes his will by way of his body, the legend becoming a truth in spite of itself.
Stanley rejects the very notion of an afterlife, bitterly noting, like so many Woody Allen characters before him, that our current existence is all we get.
Chalice provided the grooviest kicks seen along old Route 66 in some time.
Legend presents Bob Marley at his most unthreatening, and most anodyne. And that was intentional.
Frequent collaborators (trumpet and piano) make their first duet album, interpreting the “shape-note singing” tradition. Simple, different, delightful.
Kitten may be a young band, but it has an old style. That it partially misses the mark is just an example of music being way too regressive for its own good.
Nerina Pallot’s fifth and sixth EPs of 2014 are both challenging and ambitious with big ideas, from pop to disco to funk to electro.
As a title, Encino Man works both as a shout-out to John's beloved L.A. and a wink toward vintage coolness -- the album is a virtual love letter to '70s and '80s pop radio.
With Conversations, drummer Stanton Moore moves away from the groove-infused work of his previous albums and work with Galactic and into straight ahead jazz territory.
Thursday, July 24 2014
The plot these would-be terrorists conjure is as preposterous as any you'd find in a bad action movie.
The Who FAQ brings some entertaining insight into who the hell those guys are.
Forecastle rounded out its 2014 installment with aplomb, proving that it is only going to get bigger and better from here on out.
The second season of BBC America’s Orphan Black continues its breakneck pace of twists and turns, all the while showcasing the best performance on television.
Yankovic's release-week overexposure lead him to having his first #1 album, but the parodies prove to be way better than the originals this go-round. #Accordions
These are faithfully recreated jet-setting sounds from the golden age of air travel, and the highs hit quite high.
Reformed British band Unkle Bob reform and return with characteristic charm on third album Embers.
LA-based tunesmith Devon Williams decides to join his peers and craft a musical exploration of that trendiest of decades, the 1980s.
The real variance between a band of sophisticated copycats and this bunch is indeed intelligence.