Saturday, December 31 1994
Everybody got drama. Like Alanis Morissette proved on Jagged Little Pill, psychotic emotions and random paranoia are widespread. But when some of this is packaged,
When he died in 1997, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the foremost exponent of Pakistani devotional Qawwali music, rooted in the 700-year tradition of Persian
Could this truly be their fond farewell, or could it be mere set up for tour upon tour directed towards sucking every last cent out
Remember the kids at junior high school dances who would stand around in the corner talking about how much the music sucked? They all ended
Judging from chart success, Kent is the biggest band in Sweden right now. Their popularity highlights the degree to which the British and Swedish music
Easily the most underrated on the major soul sirens that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Gladys Knight did not possess the singular
Timing is everything, and that’s especially true with pop music. In 1956 Three Stanford grad students (Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds, Bob Shane) started a band
Ever since that point, KRS has struggled. On the final BDP album Sex and Violence and three subsequent solo albums, he was never quite sure
I’ve always been a pop freak, I’ll admit it; even as a heavy metal-listening kid, the stuff I liked the most had at
Kamal fills the void of any discernible talent by puffing out his chest and fabricating a P.I.M.P image. Even then, Suburbia is a fabrication and fails to impress.
Killah Priest is in the second tier of the Wu-Tang family, one of the many MCs affiliated with the Wu but not an actual Clan
What do you get when you mix a mandolin with a bass and some drums? Country meets the Chili Peppers? Down home funk? The short
Considered by some to be the world’s most dangerous band, the Jesus Lizard cut and thrashed, slashed and burned all buck-naked and sweaty.
We can probably blame the success of the Austin Powers movies for the existence of this CD. The first Austin Powers movie featured Jones’ “Soul
For some time now the R&B market-place has been dominated by cookie-cutter like male vocal groups. While none of these groups posses the
I don’t like to say bad things about Elton John. How can someone who gave us classic songs like “Daniel”, “Your Song”, and “Rocket
This retrospective is the most complete look at Joe Jackson’s songwriting currently available, but it is not, unfortunately, the one that I would recommend.
Juvenile is all over his new album, Tha G-Code. I mean, the record is bumpy-grindy and cartoony-horror-showy, and of course, it’s lively as you’
1. The writer speaks directly to his editor and thereby gains the reader’s interest and trust Sarah: This is it, the one review I am
Among Quincy Jones’ many awards is an Emmy for his theme to the opening episode of Roots. On the big-bandstand is where his own roots