Tom Moon appears in the following:
Monday, August 24, 2015
There are many valid gripes with the magazine's selections — who was left out, who was included — but taken as a whole, the list reveals something disappointing about the way it was conceived.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
With this album, a London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Critic Tom Moon reviews the album Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone, a compilation of covers of her greatest hits performed by popular R&B artists like Usher and Lauren Hill.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
NPR's Tom Moon reviews the new album from pianist Robert Glasper, Covered.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
These taut, righteously furious, stone-simple songs fit together under a catchall concept about companies wielding extraordinary influence over our quality of life.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
NPR commentator Tom Moon reviews a new album that is a collaboration between two jazz bands known for experimentation: The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman.
Sunday, June 07, 2015
When the great guitarist takes a solo, it's a swerving, cathartic, edge-of-the-seat experience. When he doesn't, the bliss persists, but in highly concentrated doses.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
With their new album, Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids are hoping to be a part of your summer driving songs.
Monday, May 25, 2015
A new anthology called In the Beginning chronicles the sound of Wes Montgomery, one of the most influential guitar players of all time, in his early years.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
On its fourth album, Dawes calls from deep inside the feedback loop of love's aftermath. Throughout All Your Favorite Bands, singer Taylor Goldsmith takes full advantage of the dramatic possibilities.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
The rangy, prolific jazz trio teams up with the tenor-sax great for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
The mostly instrumental supergroup's second album, Soul Food, is a rousing, thoroughly modern take on gospel.
Monday, April 20, 2015
On their new album, the band's backing musicians match the intensity of lead singer Brittany Howard.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
In the massive heap of "singer-songwriters," Becca Stevens Band is a gem. NPR reviews her new album, Perfect Animal.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Benefiting from a freewheeling, beefed-up studio band, the dynamic range of this 13-song set runs from hushed insularity to ardent expansiveness, alighting on dozens of gradations between.
Sunday, April 05, 2015
Though the scenery of the American Southwest remains largely unchanged, the band's sense and understanding of it continues to deepen and grow.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Each of Smith's records contains an abundance of small, perfectly formed gems. There are too many to pick from, but just about any would shine anew under this type of respectful reinterpretation.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Dom La Nena is a singer and cellist from Brazil. But the 24-year-old artist draws inspiration from her travels around the world and sings in four different languages on her sophomore album, Soyo.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Even when built around familiar pop-song structures, Deacon's music is juxtapositional and wonderful — a pursuit of the ecstatic that obliterates genre distinctions.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
González's songs are slight little creations, with minimal words encapsulating big ideas and breezy pop melodies disguising weighty notions about life's endlessly refracting illusions.