Tom Moon

Tom Moon appears in the following:

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 โ€” 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.


Music Review: 'Two Friends, One Century of Music,' Caetano Veloso And Gilberto Gil

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Tom Moon says simplicity is beauty in the new live album from Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.


Music Review: 'Trade Winds: Cuba,' Matt Geraghty Project

Monday, April 04, 2016

Tom Moon reviews an album chronicling some unscripted jam sessions from a variety of Cuban musicians.


First Listen: Charles Bradley, 'Changes'

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hear the new album by "The Screaming Eagle of Soul," which cleverly balances the vintage and the modern.


Music Review: 'Livin' On A High Note,' Mavis Staples

Friday, February 19, 2016

Music reviewer Tom Moon says the latest from gospel-soul icon Mavis Staples is the most stirring of her recent releases. He reviews Livin' on a High Note.