Saturday, December 31 1994
When Dwight Yoakam returned to the stage for an encore last summer in Seattle he came by himself, carrying an acoustic guitar. He’d done
This is a subtle album of quiet strength, easy to wrongly dismiss as “cocktail music” for the perhaps uneducated listener. Noted bassist Young has recruited
Year of the Horse, Jim Jarmusch’s 1999 filmic snapshot of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, depicts the four musicians as a long-lasting force of energy
Of course, the vision of that cuddly animated bear comes to mind when you hear the name of this band. As you settle into this
Seduction. That’s what Arthur Yoria’s self-titled debut is all about; at least, that’s my bet, after listening to the songs and pondering
Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding used their time off well, lavishing extra care and attention on this set of tunes that rank among the best music they have ever produced.
When not functioning as one of the more consistently interesting groups of the last 20 years, the members of the Australian group The Church work on
It’s easy to want to hate The Wallflowers. Lead singer Jakob Dylan’s love-hate relationship with the fact he’ll forever be known as
There is nothing about the cover art of Lee Ann Womack’s latest release, I Hope You Dance—the singer bathed in beatific light, color
The Wedding Present amassed a brilliant body of work that was fully entrenched in the angular post-punk aesthetic.
Finnish singer and guitarist Wimme Saari explores the outer limits of his chief inspiration, the yoik (chanting) tradition of the nomadic, reindeer-herding Sámi (Lap)
Let’s cut to the chase shall we? You’re gonna wanna read about how great a band the Dream Syndicate was in the 1980s,
If you’ve been watching TV lately, then you have undoubtedly encountered “Start the Commotion” on either MTV or during Zoolander‘s movie trailers. If
Universal’s Millennium Collection CDs are all affordably priced, and although they seem to overlap more expansive “Greatest Hits” collections, sometimes there is a very
Just in case you didn’t know, Barry White has a low voice. Barry White definitely knows he has a low voice too. He talks
What will you do with the bonus CD of remixes that comes with this package? These eight really competent attempts to free War of the
What is it that makes some synth-pop beautiful and some hollow? This is the question before me as I sit down to write this review.
This record resisted me, or rather it waited patiently for me to listen to it on its own terms. Driving to and from work in
Maps of Tacit, Shannon Wright’s follow-up to her generally well received Flight Safety, is a collection of elliptical, minimalist songs that are linked more
I have met and have known a few A & R people from major record companies over the years. The job is hard work, and