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Music review: Elbow's Giants of All Sizes, a record that dares to envision a brighter future

While there's plenty of heaviness and weariness, the Manchester band's empathy and flair for the hymn-like help alleviate the oppression.

09 Oct 2019

Album review: Beth Hart's War In My Mind confirms the force of music, therapeutic value

Beth Hart reveals her innermost self on War In My Mind, an intense album where the only filter is the one ensuring songs with emotions that seep deeply into every aspect of the grooves.

28 Sep 2019

Hungarian writer, sociologist and iconic dissident Gyorgy Konrad dies at 86

Gyorgy Konrad, a writer and sociologist who was an iconic figure of Hungary's dissident movement while the country was under communist rule, died Friday at his home in Budapest. He was 86.

14 Sep 2019

Album review: Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde takes jazz turn on Valve Bone Woe

Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde brings much of the same qualities to Valve Bone Woe — her latest collection of tunes, mostly orchestral jazz.

09 Sep 2019

Tinariwen's new release Amadjar, the epitome of desert blues, was recorded under a tent

The story of this Western African band of nomadic Tuaregs from Mali includes exile, violent conflicts and an attachment to ancient traditions informed by current affairs.

08 Sep 2019

Work to Do: Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Alabama blend pop, gospel in new album

Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys of Alabama's new album began as an EP of studio recordings before being wisely extended with their performance for the PBS concert series The Kate.

10 Aug 2019

Now, here's an album of Van Halen covers without any guitars... Wait, what?

Singer Inara George and producer-keyboardist Greg Kurstin, who make up The Bird and the Bee, carry off the intriguing concept with plenty of fun, grace and aplomb.

31 Jul 2019