Dolly Parton’s final work with Porter Wagoner, All I Can Do released 45 years ago, would provide her with an important path toward countrypolitan Nash Vegas.
If Stoney End was Barbra Streisand’s Laura Nyro project, then Barbra Joan Streisand was her Carole King project. Fifty years later, it offers fascinating insight.
What makes The Neon Remixed so successful as a remix LP is the artists reshaping Erasure’s tunes didn’t dissect the sturdy compositions to their skeletal origins.
Hannah Dasher is a unique country music talent, and The Half Record is a too-short vehicle for her estimable gifts. Her sense of humor makes the songs spirited and elegant.
The indie-folk sense of Dot Allison’s Heart-Shaped Scars with the brittle, fine production is a fantastic fit for the singer’s confessional and frank lyrics.
As shown with their brilliant collaboration with Mariah Carey, Jam & Lewis can still produce magic when making music with old friends.
Spice Girls’ 1996 hit “Wannabe” is more than just a pop song. It’s an artifact from a time gone by, a marker for nostalgia, and a theme tune for adolescence.
Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall possesses an emotional range and heft that remains potent over half a century after its release.
Over two decades later, Blue endures as a modern country classic in LeAnn Rimes’ repertoire. Blue‘s success would lead to a long and fruitful career of more platinum and gold-selling records.
Surrender is a concerted effort to remind listeners that above anything else, Diana Ross is a fabulous recording artist.
Madonna’s True Blue is a concerted effort to prove her mettle as an accomplished singer-songwriter. For the first time in her career, she co-wrote and co-produced all nine tracks.