Tom Moon appears in the following:
Monday, January 25, 2016
The four women of Savages first appeared in 2013 with Silence Yourself and a sound that lived up to the band's name — raw, confrontational, intense. Adore Life represents a huge leap forward.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Tom Moon reviews the new album from 77-year-old jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd, I Long to See You.
Monday, January 18, 2016
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with music critic Tom Moon about the death of Glenn Frey, a founding member of The Eagles.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016
On his first album since 2009, the Senegalese legend seeks a balance between his instantly wrenching voice and the modern tools he uses to enhance it.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The score gives Alejandro González Iñárritu's film its emotional baseline, summoning the profound disquiet of a forbidding winter in the American West.
Monday, December 21, 2015
An expanded version of jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's A Love Supreme has been released. Music reviewer Tom Moon says the set, which includes alternate studio takes and a live recording, gives insight into the musician's creative drive.
Friday, December 04, 2015
NPR looks back on the career of Scott Weiland, singer in the bands Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Weiland died in his sleep on Thursday at age 48.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Brad Mehldau's new album is a collection of recordings from his live performances, across a broad range of styles and genres. Reviewer Tom Moon says he never sounds out of his element...
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Lynne resurrects Electric Light Orchestra with vulnerability and rumpled grace, finding a strange alchemy of melody, harmony and rhythm.
Friday, October 30, 2015
The fevered 14 months captured here represent the moment when Dylan became comfortable in his shoes — and, if not yet confident about every decision, at least trusting the authority of his writing.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
On his 10th solo album, the Phish singer-guitarist explores the sunny, vibrant feeling of '70s pop and rock. The result is steeped in the era, but defiantly not a throwback.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The music of the singer/songwriter that goes by Son Little can be hard to categorize. But on his new album, the genre bending is backed up by an expressive voice.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The DJ known as St. Germain has waited 15 years to release a following to his highly successful breakout record. Critic Tom Moon thinks it's a surprisingly creative return.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Sharon Van Etten, The Flaming Lips, Hamilton Leithauser and others reimagine and redefine songs from the highlight reel of the '60s.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The bestselling French DJ and producer returns with his first album in 15 years, aided by the great guitarist Guimba Kouyate.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Craig Finn has had a prolific rock career with his bands Lifter Puller and The Hold Steady. Now 44, Finn has just released his second solo album, Faith in the Future. Critic Tom Moon...
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.