Written by Alex Hodschayan Monday, 17 September 2012 21:19
I really wanted to love this record, but I don’t. I don’t think a lot of people will love it, either.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 07:25
You are led, from place to place, with no real sense of consciousness, while vocals suggest dreaming and field recordings; it is really almost like a dream.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Tuesday, 11 September 2012 07:19
Let me start by saying Nocturne is not a terrible record, but it is not a great record.
Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:37
She takes you to the drawing canvas, paints out every single detail about the relationship; if you haven’t experienced it, you feel like you have, but in an energetic, feel-good way.
Written by Janet Rhoads Friday, 31 August 2012 16:06
Right in our own city, there are bands that write their own songs, and are as good as, if not better than, what is normally heard on commercial radio.
Written by Kristyn Potter Friday, 31 August 2012 15:35
London-based artist Focus the Truth puts the “real” back into hip-hop.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 31 August 2012 14:30
I love the African sounds, but Simon’s voice and lyrics seem tacked on, with him taking a free ride on the talent of more talented musicians.
Written by Jenn Metzler Friday, 31 August 2012 12:16
The quintet has an impeccable way of mixing dark and light sounds and subject matter.
Written by Jim Ousley Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:21
You try and explain albums to younger people and they’re like, “No, we don’t get that.” It’s really about a time and a place.
Written by Bruce Matlock Tuesday, 21 August 2012 18:41
“You get to see all the dirty parts and you get to be around all the unsavory things about each other’s personalities”
Written by Mike Rengel Monday, 13 August 2012 17:45
Mair’s self-titled debut LP is occasionally giggle-inducingly naive, but that’s part of its charm.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Monday, 13 August 2012 17:42
The album deserves appreciation and reflection rather than merely being taken at face value.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Monday, 13 August 2012 17:29
The reissue makes me wish we still had music like this on Top 40 radio.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Monday, 13 August 2012 17:26
Antony Hegarty is an artist, in the entire sense of the word.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Monday, 13 August 2012 17:24
When I do have kids one day, I don’t want them listening to some modern Barney singing about wanting ice cream and how we can all be friends if we just get along.
Written by Alex Hodschayan Monday, 13 August 2012 17:21
The problem isn’t that this isn’t a good album; it is, but it lacks something.
Written by Kyle Green Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:58
We’re gonna keep doing our thing as long as people keep coming out.
Written by Ashley White Monday, 30 July 2012 21:25
Do yourself a favor and get the deluxe version.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:14
If you just wait to be inspired, it’s just not consistent enough.
Written by Mary Beth Hascall Monday, 23 July 2012 16:09
Hidden Lakes have put together an unusual mixture of sounds and melodies with a lot of guts and heart.
Written by Karen Burch Thursday, 19 July 2012 08:20
The Indigo Girls will be performing at the Pageant Saturday night, July 21. Amy Ray took some time to talk about playing with a full band, having their own label, and how they keep it fresh after more than 25 years of performing.
Written by Wil Smith Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:01
I was able to see the band live in 2007 and again in 2008, each time stricken by how humble and gracious Gnecco and Co. were to the audience.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 09 July 2012 22:02
There are hits and there are misses on this album.
Written by Wil Smith Monday, 09 July 2012 21:42
If you don’t know anything about Eisley, here’s a quick rundown on the band.
Written by Ashley White Monday, 09 July 2012 21:33
Instead of channeling that damning time into a work of art, he’s using it to self-destruct.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 09 July 2012 21:14
People often miss my true influences, like Elvis, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and k.d. lang.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 06 July 2012 20:32
I can’t have anyone near when I write; it seems like too vulnerable of a process.
Written by Jim Ousley Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:57
Producer Rick Rubin has Mills on speed dial.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 July 2012 16:58
All the tracks have been released before, so this is basically a greatest-hits album with an unusual selection process.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 22 June 2012 15:22
It’s an idea that sounds almost fatally pretentious on its face, but the resulting album thankfully offers up tales of Greek gods and goddesses as subtle flavoring to spice up her trademark folk-pop rather than as the main course.
Written by Mike Rengel Monday, 04 June 2012 21:22
While a lot of these songs do sound like they could soundtrack ads for Cosentino’s newfound alliance with Urban Outfitters (and the record does sound fashionable), it’s certainly not product.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:59
This goes far, far beyond guilty pleasure.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:55
The eight-minute-long “The Banality of Evil” is a pristine example of David Sylvian’s laudable vocal and songwriting capabilities.
Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 29 May 2012 15:54
Where Go Fly a Kite excels is in its craft: the way verses and choruses brush up against each other in just the right way, the way not a single note feels wasted or out of place, the way Kweller can repeat a refrain just often enough to drill it into your subconscious without tipping over into obnoxiousness.
Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 16 May 2012 22:11
After writing and directing his next film The Lords of Salem, Zombie headed out for a co-headlining tour with Megadeth that kicked off in New Jersey on May 11.
Written by Ashley White Tuesday, 01 May 2012 21:24
Each of us is entitled to that one person who is willing to let us explore the world and find ourselves.
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