Tom Moon

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'Adore Life' Refines Savages' Quiet Moments And Thunderous Peaks

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.


Music Review: 'I Long To See You,' Charles Lloyd

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tom Moon reviews the new album from 77-year-old jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd, I Long to See You.


The Eagles' Glenn Frey Dies At 67

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.


First Listen: Baaba Maal, 'The Traveller'

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.


First Listen: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto & Bryce Dessner, 'The Revenant'

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.


Music Review: ' A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters,' John Coltrane

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.


Stone Temple Pilots Singer Scott Weiland Dies At 48

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.


Music Review: 'Ten Years Solo Live,' Brad Mehldau

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...


First Listen: Jeff Lynne's ELO, 'Alone In The Universe'

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Lynne resurrects Electric Light Orchestra with vulnerability and rumpled grace, finding a strange alchemy of melody, harmony and rhythm.


First Listen: Bob Dylan, 'The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12'

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.


First Listen: Trey Anastasio, 'Paper Wheels'

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.


Music Review: 'Son Little,' Son Little

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.


Music Review: 'St. Germain,' St. Germain

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.


First Listen: 'Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute To Donovan'

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.


First Listen: St. Germain, 'St. Germain'

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.


Music Review: 'Faith In The Future,' Craig Finn

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...


The One Real Problem With Rolling Stone's 'Greatest Songwriters Of All Time'

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.


First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

With this album, a London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.


Music Review: 'Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone'

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.


Review: 'Covered,' Robert Glasper

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NPR's Tom Moon reviews the new album from pianist Robert Glasper, Covered.