Monday, April 30 2001
One gets the sense Gram Parsons knew he wouldn't be around very long. This is music of distinction, often dark and always poignant, and whether Gram Parsons sings original music or covers a classic, his pure heart makes it his own. His genius is in making music that speaks to a certain frame of mind, a mood expressed as loneliness sung.
Ocean Colour Scene have produced an album that’s warm and full, leaving the listener bathed in a peaceful glow.
Trouble in Shangri-La is Stevie Nicks’ first album of new material since 1994—since the successful Fleetwood Mac reunion, the release of her box set Enchanted,
Pop history is as slippery as a Tom Parker, as mysterious as a Brian Epstein, as mercurial as a Malcolm McLaren. Like its great managerial
Chris Clark, I thought I had him all sussed out. He’s signed to Warp (home of Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Autechre, etc.) and
It took four years for Take Manhattan to be released? Why? At best it sounds like early Dinosaur Jr. meets typical college alt-rock. Oh well,
Thursday, April 26 2001
When Freddie King died in 1976, aged only 42, the world did not mourn. A little too old to be a “Live Fast, Die Young” legend and
Blaze have been around nearly 15 years. In that time they have become the leading exponents of jazzy, soulful house music, with endless remix credits and
Tuesday, April 24 2001
Does the group once famously dubbed the most important British band of the ‘90s have anything left for us to listen to in this new millennium?
Taken on its own merits, Sad Sappy Sucker is pretty good, but the out-and-out strangeness of it all and the fact that it doesn’t hold together as a real album may throw off the uninitiated.
Monday, April 23 2001
If you, like me, have synth-pop/dance records in your collections ranging from pioneers like Vince Clarke to bandwagon jumpers like Naked Eyes, Venus Hum
Having listened to Roto’s debut effort The Low Power Hour to the point of nausea, I am still clueless as to what these guys
Straddling the Carpathian highland border between eastern Hungary and northwestern Romania, Erdély or Transylvania has long been a cultural crossroads whose discordant political history
Rumor has it that Mogwai was going to call their new album Pardon Our Dust As We Grow To Serve You Better. This third album,
Don’t let the globetrotter packaging mislead you—UK transplant and Los Angeles native Mark Lewis is not an international superstar DJ, at least not
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Girls Say Yes hasn’t paid attention to anything that’s been going on in music for the past few years, although that’s not
In all the conversations I’ve had with Alejandro Escovedo over the years, from his days in the Nuns to the True Believers and more
Whenever a rock band decides to incorporate the darker elements of life into their music, most of the time, the results are pretentious. Sometimes the
A familiar opening drum pattern, over which a bubbling Hammond organ and a ripe baritone sax greet each other like old friends, brings with it