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.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss and defeat and grief while still being funny.
The innovative hip-hop duo from Seattle is back with another genre bending album.
Fresh off a short, aborted stint with the Pixies, Kim Shattuck reforms the Muffs and puts out a very solid album.
McLagan has a pleasantly conversational voice. He’s a tasteful keyboard player. While he may not rock out, there’s a nice sashaying quality to the music.
Jennifer Lopez has lost her steam since Rebirth. On her eighth album, she's never sounded so boring or flimsy.
Long known for performing commissioned works, PRISM Quartet release a double album of original material. It is staggeringly wonderful.
There's nothing groundbreaking from Minnesota punk rockers Banner Pilot on their fourth album, but it's a solid release from a solid bunch of dudes.
Monday, July 28 2014
The parents of the dead child declared that online gaming impaired their judgment, their comprehension, their fundamental life skills.
Noir isn't about deduction or reasoning. It's about shaking the trees and seeing what falls out. That's what these episodes are about.
Ororo Munroe is considered a goddess by many, but it's how she earns that title that makes her divine.
If metal is music’s loudest voice against oppression, then surely Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's is the loudest for obsession.
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide a blistering reminder of rock 'n' roll's subversive nature with Hypnotic Eye.
Utopia or Bust is only a book about utopia if you believe Marxism, in its purest and most evolved form, is a utopian answer to the ills of capitalism.
Late-'90s emo heroes Braid return with their first record in almost two decades.
Ed Sheeran certainly doesn't exceed expectations, but he delivers something that resembles a solid mish mash of genres and often cliche lyrics about romance and breakups.
50 Cent's latest album is more of the same old 50.
On his sixth recording, this young UK pianist based in New York brings his trio into a fully improvised encounter with British avant-garde saxophone legend Evan Parker.
Fans of Nils Frahm must be introduced to Otto A Totland, whose delicate piano melodies will forever feel like home.