Cyndi Lauper: Detour

Cyndi Lauper: Detour

By John Paul

Still just wanting to have fun, a former pop princess goes country with mixed results. 6 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
We Are Scientists: Helter Seltzer

We Are Scientists' most laid-back album since 2008 finds them doing catchy, interesting things with midtempo songs. Too bad the fast rockers are mostly uninspired.

READ more

2 May 2016 // 8:51 AM

Seratones: Get Gone

Seratones are explosive when they seamlessly blend genres and switch their emotions to roll with the punches. They might have the power to stay and conquer.

READ more

2 May 2016 // 8:42 AM

dvsn: Sept. 5TH

Daniel Daley's voice would fit well on most major hits, and Nineteen85 knows his way around a massive single; that said, dvsn's first full-length effort is less than the sum of its parts.

READ more
‘Ahmedabad’ Is Characterized by Uncertainty and Suspicion

Ahmedabad is not a history or even a thorough study, but an unassuming glimpse at the forces that have most profoundly shaped the modern landscape of the city.

READ more

2 May 2016 // 8:20 AM

Jameszoo: Fool

Jameszoo's debut album not only is the best jazz album since Flying Lotus' You’re Dead!, but it's also one of the best albums this year, period

READ more
‘Éamon de Valera’: From Irish Rebel to Politician

This compact study of a man many worshiped and as many despised will serve readers wanting more facts, if less wit.

READ more
Woodpigeon: T R O U B L E

Woodpigeon's lush, melancholy new album adds new textures to the band's already heavily orchestrated pop.

READ more
Thanks to Key and Peele’s Powerful Sensibilities, ‘Keanu’ Is More Than a Meow Mix-up

By taking on expectations, both in comedy and in race, this movie becomes a smart, successful satire.

READ more

29 Apr 2016 // 8:12 AM

PURSES: Obsess Much

This is entertaining indie rock from what amounts to a supergroup of young Athens bands.

READ more

29 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Cluster: 1971-1981

A formative and furtive period for the Krautrock duo is the focus of the blessed box set Cluster: 1971-1981.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

READ the article