Reviews > Music
Parker Longbough: Commander Comatose

Longbough can churn out lovely little indie pop/rock nuggets.

READ more
Paul Collins Beat: Flying High

Casual but excellent power pop on new wave veteran Paul Collins's first album in 12 years.

READ more
Allison Krauss: A Hundred Miles or More

Every last gorgeous Alison Krauss guest spot or soundtrack contribution, right here, in a shimmering newgrass pool of prettiness.

READ more

7 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Sylvain Luc: Joko

Another example of really classy jazz musicians doing the lighter thing -- very classily!

READ more
Various Artists: La Vie en Rose

Even 44 years after her death, Piaf remains a true icon, featuring one of the most spectacular song canons in pop history.

READ more

7 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

R. Kelly: Double Up

Self-proclaimed King of R&B returns with another audacious, entertaining tour de sex.

READ more

7 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

David Bowie: Young Americans

Two new reissues illustrate different sides of Bowie: restlessly shifting gears from glam rock to soul in the '70s and embracing complacency in the bad-taste abyss of the '80s.

READ more
David S. Ware Quartet: Renunciation

This document of the last concert by one of the best small contemporary jazz groups gestures towards the spirited music that the Impulse! label released in the late '60s.

READ more
The Field: From Here We Go Sublime

An electronic album that is utterly original and not easily forgotten.

READ more
Lets Go Sailing: The Chaos in Order

There's a fine line between twee and annoying, but the debut from Irving's former keyboardist manages to pull it off.

READ more

7 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Storyhill: Storyhill

Cunningham and Hermanson's harmonies are on glorious display, and only the most detached listener could keep from being absorbed by the richness contained in the tones.

READ more
Custom Made: Truth Be Told EP

Custom Made use East coast elements to craft their angry, energetic brand of West coast hip-hop.

READ more

6 Jun 2007 // 11:03 PM

Coffinberry: God Damn Dogs

Coffinberry's power pop makes me wish it 1996... maybe a little too much.

READ more

6 Jun 2007 // 11:02 PM

Olympia: Emergencies

Juvenile party rock makes a stand.

READ more
Foreverinmotion: The Beautiful Unknown

Dreamy, confessional melodrama.

READ more
Questions in Dialect: The Ghost Wishes to Speak

Questions in Dialect is content with ‘70s era mediocrity.

READ more

6 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Comas: Spells

On Spells, the Comas put a bit more power in their pop, making not only their most rockin' album yet, but also their best.

READ more

6 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Dondolo: Dondolisme

Dondolo serves up a funky buffet of skippy trippy beats served with blasts and pulses of creative sonic shine and shimmer... perfect French synth-pop and electrofunk.

READ more

6 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Praxis: Tennessee 2004

An auditory snapshot of supergroup/jam band/fusion fiends Praxis and their live set at Bonnaroo, Tennessee 2004 may arguably be one of the best live albums released this century.

READ more

6 Jun 2007 // 11:00 PM

Various Artists: Ed Rec Vol. 2

Label comp from the guys who gave us Justice and SebastiAn try to show they're the new faces of French House, dirty electro sheen, and all.

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

How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

// Sound Affects

"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

READ the article