Barbra Streisand’s One Voice is a merger of pop and politics, a “rally” attended by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Kurt Russell, and Penny Marshall.
In collaborating with hip indie acts, Amadou & Mariam met with critical rebuke. Ten years on, Folila is a masterpiece that bridges the gap between two sonic worlds.
Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out proved the third time’s the charm, as it took them from coffee houses and record shops to packed houses across the country.
Would Larry David’s “show about nothing”, Seinfeld, have been created if Barry Levinson’s film about nothing, Diner, hadn’t preceded it?
Thirty years ago, Annie Lennox’s Diva set a new standard for blue-eyed soul because she approached the style with depth, understanding, humility, and respect.
Wynonna captured country star Wynonna Judd’s specific brilliance wonderfully, so it’s no wonder she once called the debut solo EP her favorite.
Thirty-five years after its premiere, Suzanne Vega’s literate, minimalist gem Solitude Standing is fresh and worth revisiting. It’s essential work from one of popular music’s most gifted artists.
Thirty years on, They Might Be Giants Apollo 18 prevails as an eclectically nerdy collage of accordion ballads, college-rock anthems, and found soundbites.
Céline Dion’s quintessential A New Day Has Come presents an interesting transition from the era of ’90s superstar divas to something more fractured and niched.