Thanks for the Dance seems to bring down the curtain on Cohen’s parallel universe, the poetry he started to publish long before he began making records.
24 Nov 2019
Given a few months to live released a creative gush in Joe Henry and the result is The Gospel According to Water, one of the best albums of his fruitful career.
19 Nov 2019
Blue Eyed Soul, Simply Red's 12th album, is not innovative, groundbreaking, cutting-edge, topical or extensive. But it's a lot of fun and its title is comfortingly accurate.
09 Nov 2019
Jeff Lynne's ELO is an elastic band that alternates between a one-man studio outfit and a 13-member touring ensemble with guitarists, keyboard players, three string players and others.
01 Nov 2019
Kiwanuka expands and deepens the sonic palette of its predecessor, reuniting the Londoner born into a family of Ugandan refugees with producers and creative collaborators Danger Mouse and Inflo.
01 Nov 2019
With enviable energy and the simple, persistent message of "peace and love," Ringo Starr has become one of humanity's quintessential goodwill ambassadors.
24 Oct 2019
Can Mark Lanegan lend credibility to the 1980s, that regularly disparaged but nevertheless exciting decade reduced by detractors to plastic keyboards and robotic drums?
20 Oct 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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