Barry Walters

Barry Walters appears in the following:

Review: David Bowie's 'Blackstar' Is Adventurous To The End

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bowie's final album was recorded in collaboration with jazz musicians and inspired by Kendrick Lamar. Even when it challenges, Blackstar resonates because it emphasizes emotion.


Review: Adele, '25'

Monday, November 23, 2015

25, Adele's follow-up to the best-selling album of this decade, isn't quite a decisive split with her past work. But it radiates confidence and commands attention.


From Here To Eternity: A Giorgio Moroder Primer

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The iconic dance producer — his first album in two decades, Deja Vu, is out now — is having a moment. Here's a guide to the highlights of his career, from the popular to the obscure.


First Listen: FFS, 'FFS'

Sunday, May 31, 2015

U.K. dance-rockers Franz Ferdinand team up with power-pop brainiacs Sparks for an album more than 10 years in the making.


ABBA's Essential, Influential Melancholy

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A defense of the monumental, enduring, deceptively complex Swedish pop quartet, and the underlying emotion that has helped its hooks connect with fans for generations.

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First Listen: Wire, 'Wire'

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Even after nearly 40 years of making records, Wire still sounds like itself — contrary, obtuse, thoroughly cool but oddly soulful, and full of wit.


'Rolling Stone' Report Reveals 'Systemic Failing' Behind Campus Rape Story

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Media correspondent David Folkenflik talks to NPR's Arun Rath about the now-retracted November 2014 article, and the report exploring the errors behind it.


Song Premiere: The Shins And Zach Braff Reunite

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ten years after Zach Braff put The Shins in the soundtrack of his film Garden State, his new movie, Wish I Was Here, includes a brand new song from the band. Listen to it right here.


Darkness Comes Alive: The Paradox Of Lana Del Rey

Friday, June 20, 2014

Despite the fact that critics have dismissed her, Lana Del Rey's music — and her message of complicated love that approaches addiction — is more sophisticated than you might think.


Where Love Lives: Frankie Knuckles And The Dance Floor

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The pioneering house DJ Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday at 59, made deep, complex music that packed dance floors for nearly four decades.


Loving Morrissey The Way We Used To, Despite Lacerating 'Autobiography'

Thursday, January 09, 2014

There's plenty of cruelty in the British songwriter's book, but he's unreservedly bighearted toward his favorite films, actors, TV shows and music, and he rhapsodizes over one LGBT icon after the other.


On John Grant And Healing Yourself

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The songwriter's hard-won words of hope inspire brotherly compassion in writer Barry Walters.