Friday, November 14 2014
In 'Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays', Tony Hoagland makes a compelling case that poetry is just what America needs, so long as it's the right kind of poetry.
Don't be fooled by the pretty faces: Tammy is as bad as they come, a major flop that fails to show Melissa McCarthy and her cast's true talents.
Big K.R.I.T.'s second major label debut continues his reign of dominance as he claims the role as "King of the South".
Now in the 50th year of her career, Faithfull delivers a vibrant, haunted and haunting set of songs that look to the past and the future.
To the author, pain exists only in the act of naming it. Sufferers may disagree.
blue isn't only the most satisfying record in this collective's discography; it's also one of the best albums released this year.
As Kevin Drumm steers you through the Wrong Intersection, you can't help but get the feeling that that's where he belongs.
A beautifully balanced group, including Steve Wilson on saxophones, Jay Anderson on bass, and Lewis Nash on drums.
There’s nothing not to recommend about this release, which offers further evidence that virtually everything Jon Madof touches turns to sonic gold.
Thursday, November 13 2014
One of New York’s most crooked cops tells his story in an electric film, and a tragicomic story looks at the troubled life of Florida’s most dedicated prison escape artist.
This documentary poses hard questions about how teams, communities, and identities are developed, and how assumptions shape expectations.
A fascinating, thorough, and highly intellectual exploration of how popular music shaped the counterculture of the '60s, this is a must read for any fan of music and/or modern anthropology.
Röyksopp are officially saying au revoir to the “traditional album format” with The Inevitable End, but they are definitely not disbanding anytime soon.
This revised and expanded second edition of the hardback, details one of the most influential campaigns in the history of advertising.
Deerhoof's 12th album channels the band's musical chops toward sharp political critique while retaining moments of whimsical release.
The law of diminishing returns has begun to catch up with Seregenti's sketch-like Kenny Dennis persona on this, his fourth dedicated release.
The Hollies have been better represented on other collections and this anniversary collection contains little new. But their '60s pop virtuosity is still something to be treasured.
An excellent documentary of a deserving band. Thirty years down a long road, the band is still driving with tears in their eyes and telling stories worth hearing.
Still trading on much of the heavy electronic grooves of past albums, Ruby's latest effort also sees much of the sonics stripped to a bare minimum of just voice and guitar.
Wednesday, November 12 2014
After 16 long years, the Fleetwood Mac lineup is complete with Christine McVie and touring again. The legendary band's show in Hartford proved the reunion to be a happy one.