Patti Smith’s Gone Again, released 25 years ago, is imbued with grief, but the album’s themes are renewal, resilience, and perseverance in the face of loss.
Instead of going to the ends of the earth in pursuit of the muse, singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd finds balance in letting inspiration come to her.
Although most shopping has moved online this year, those of us still going to stores find the retail soundtrack particularly menacing in the time of COVID-19. These 10 albums (plus a little extra stocking stuffer) from unexpected artists offer some respite for at-home listening.
Like The Contender's Laine Hanson 20 years prior, US Democratic Party Vice-President choice, Kamala Harris, cuts the oxygen feeding the US political climate's raging sexism.
Laura Nyro, a witchy, queer, ethnic Russian Jew, died young, but her non-conformist anthem, "Save the Country", carries forth to these troubled times.