Paul Weller’s Illumination is a highly enjoyable – if not groundbreaking – effort, filled with good-to-great songs. But Weller doesn’t move the needle here.
The vinyl reissue of Paul Weller’s Days of Speed is an inspired release, as it shows a vital new phase of his career with a live set that’s a sheer pleasure to rediscover.
Art Rupe’s little Hollywood label, Specialty Records celebrated Black culture’s boundless beauty, energy, joy, and excitement. It was also an originator of the rock ‘n’ roll sound.
Celebrated jazz singer Abbey Lincoln’s landmark 1959 album marked a distinctive turning point in her career. It’s a welcome addition to jazz fans’ collection.
Rather than being Between the Buried and Me's crowning achievement, Colors was just the start of their evolution into one of heavy metal's most adventurous bands.
After a couple of albums figuring out what they wanted to do musically and a few years shuffling members, Alaska is really where things started to click into place for Between the Buried and Me.