Tom Moon

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First Listen: Chuck Prophet, 'Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins'

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Listening to Prophet's new album feels like riding shotgun down some mythic highway with a rock true believer.


A Club Performance From 1960s Detroit Holds One Key To Motown's Success

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Though Motown's hits were recorded in a studio, newly discovered live recordings of session guitarist Dennis Coffey make the case that the label's iconic sound was forged in Detroit's nightclub scene.


Childish Gambino's New Album Is A Funky Left Turn

Friday, December 09, 2016

While he was working on Atlanta, Donald Glover was also gathering musicians for soul jam sessions. "Awaken, My Love!" is an album of '70s throwback sounds that feels thrillingly alive.


First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'The 1966 Live Recordings'

Thursday, November 03, 2016

During the months he spent on the road in 1966, Dylan refined a way of inhabiting and transforming his own songs that was different from anything he'd done before.


From Slavic Soul Party!, A Match Made In High-Concept Heaven

Monday, October 17, 2016

The latest album from the Brooklyn-based Balkan party band is a rearrangement of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's Far East Suite.


First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'You Want It Darker'

Friday, October 14, 2016

The particular darkness that defines Cohen's 14th studio album is nearly inescapable, and found everywhere. It's a thick blanket of grim.


Music Review: 'Day Breaks,' Norah Jones

Monday, October 10, 2016

Music critic Tom Moon says the new album from Norah Jones is more subtle than some of her recent releases and that's a good thing.


Music Review: 'American Band,' Drive-By Truckers

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Music critic Tom Moon reviews the latest release from the Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers.


In 'Acoustic Recordings,' Jack White Winks At Tradition

Monday, September 12, 2016

White's new retrospective compilation, Jack White Acoustic Recordings, 1998-2016, highlights his delightfully scrambled, playful approach to American roots music.


First Listen: Daniel Lanois, 'Goodbye To Language'

Thursday, September 01, 2016

On his new solo album, the producer and multi-instrumentalist offers haunting instrumental meditations on the nature of present and future communication.


Britney's Back: Spears Returns With Ninth Studio Album, 'Glory'

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tom Moon reviews the new album from Britney Spears, Glory. This is Spears' ninth studio album.


Music Review: 'Lovers,' Nels Cline

Thursday, August 11, 2016

You might know Nels Cline from his epic solos as a guitarist for the band, Wilco. Now Cline is out with a solo project — a mood album called Lovers. It's a project he's been working on for over 25 years.


Music Review: 'In My Room,' Jacob Collier

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tom Moon reviews the debut album from Jacob Collier, In My Room.


First Listen: Jacob Collier, 'In My Room'

Thursday, June 23, 2016

A 21-year-old YouTube star makes the leap from homemade music videos to an album stuffed with surprises and infectious exuberance.


Music Review: 'Johannesburg,' Mumford & Sons

Friday, June 17, 2016

NPR reviews a musical collaboration between Mumford and Sons and musicians from far flung countries called Johannesburg.


Music Review: 'American Tunes,' Allen Toussaint

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NPR reviews the posthumous release from New Orleans pianist Allen Toussaint, American Tunes.


First Listen: Paul Simon, 'Stranger To Stranger'

Thursday, May 26, 2016

After 13 solo albums, Simon still views pop as a language of exuberant dances and polyrhythmic upheavals. Even now, his music pulses with the feeling of invention.


Music Review: 'Take Me To the Alley,' Gregory Porter

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On his new album, Gregory Porter continues to redefine what it means to be a jazz singer. NPR's Tom Moon reviews Take Me to the Alley.


First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'Fallen Angels'

Thursday, May 12, 2016

This is the second volume in which Dylan sings the Great American Songbook, recorded at the same time (and with the same core band) as his 2015 album Shadows In The Night.


Music Review: 'A Moon Shaped Pool,' Radiohead

Monday, May 09, 2016

NPR's Tom Moon reviews the ninth album from Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool.