Tags
Music

James Taylor's Standards Album Sounds Exactly Like You Imagine It Does

The father of soft rock is the latest to mine the Great American Songbook for inspiration, but unlike his peers, James Taylor approaches the material with the love, care, and sincerity of a true fan.

Recent
Music

Birdy: Birdy

On her debut album full of indie-rock covers, this 15-year old proves that she can really sing; but Birdy's appeal may depend on how much you enjoy desperate, aching piano ballads, because there are a lot of them here.

Music

Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970

David Browne’s Fire and Rain tells the story of four iconic albums of 1970 and the lives, times, and constantly intertwining personal ties of the remarkable artists who made them.

David Browne
Music

Top Ten Tracks for Your Holiday Playlist

Weary of Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” for the 567th time? Here's an alternate selection of songs to consider spinning during the holiday season.

Reviews

James Taylor and Carole King: 24 May 2010 - Chicago

It was a night of great respect, mutually, between the people in the seats and those on stage, a respect that can only be earned when you have more than 130 years of experience.

Music

Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Phil Ochs: Amchitka

Poignant, and relevant, Amchitka reminds us of a romanticized era when idealism was still able to give way to revolution.

Music

Verse-Chorus-Verse: An Interview with Steve Arrington

Artist/producer PC Muñoz mines for gems and grills the greats.

Music

Swayzak: Snowboarding in Argentina

This 11th-anniversary reissue of the electronica landmark is the "definitive" one.

Film

Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

Wurlitzer has a fondness for stories that are rooted in movement and the conflict to be found in forward movement.

Film

Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

Reviews

1968 with Tom Brokaw

This documentary is filled with revealing moments, both big and small, that show just how much – and how little – things have changed.

Featured: Top of Home Page

The Best Music DVDs of 2007

The last few years have seen some mind-blowing DVD repackaging of a wide variety of musically projects. 2007 is the best yet.

Ron Hart
Reviews

Two-Lane Blacktop

The legacy of Two-Lane Blacktop has survived all these years, and this superb new DVD will assure that the film will not be forgotten.

Bruce Dancis
Music

Joni Mitchell: Shine

An environmentally fired-up Joni returns to songwriting with a gloomy, beautiful set of chamber-pop.

Music

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.

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.