Will Hermes appears in the following:
Monday, November 06, 2017
British soul singer Sam Smith's debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, showcased his remarkable voice. It was one of the best-selling records of 2014, won four Grammys, and drew comparisons to Adele. His second collection is titled The Thrill Of It All. Music critic Will Hermes says each track on the record is elevated by Smith's voice into something magnificent, that feels vintage, and at the same time, brand new.
Friday, September 01, 2017
After a six-year hiatus, the New York dance-rock band has put out a "fiercely intergenerational" album, says pop critic Will Hermes.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new album from one of country music's biggest stars, Miranda Lambert.
Friday, September 30, 2016
22, A Million is a radical — but logical — departure from Justin Vernon's past work. Music critic Will Hermes thinks it's the most compelling record he's heard all year.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Will Hermes reviews a second album by The Avalanches that was 16 years in the making called Wildflower.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Will Hermes reviews the most heartening record he's heard this year. It's A Sailor's Guide to Earth by Sturgill Simpson.
Friday, January 08, 2016
Music critic Will Hermes reviews the new album from David Bowie which is being called Blackstar.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
The musician and multimedia artist Laurie Anderson has long made America one of her great themes; her panoptic, early '80s magnum opus was titled United States, and her work has shown enduring fascination, and disquiet, with the way our national culture conducts itself. But Habeas Corpus, a multimedia ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
Music critic Will Hermes has been won over by the remarkably beautiful, pure voice of Joan Shelley. He reviews her new album, Over and Even.
Friday, September 04, 2015
With a name like Destroyer, you might expect a heavy metal band. Led by musician Dan Bejar, the band's latest album, Poison Season, has a lighter sound with interesting, uniquely delivered lyrics.
Monday, July 06, 2015
Music critic Will Hermes went to one of the Grateful Dead's last shows that broke all kinds of records.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Music critic Will Hermes says the new album, Platform, from electronic musician Holly Herndon invites deep listening.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
NPR's music critic Will Hermes reviews the deeply personal new album by Sufjan Stevens titled Carrie & Lowell.
Monday, March 30, 2015
NPR music critic Will Hermes reviews an album that contains the best storytelling he's heard in a long time. It's the debut album from Courtney Barnett.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Native North America, Vol. 1 sketches out an entire chapter of American music that, remarkably and shamefully, largely had been lost until now.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Pop music has been defined this year by young women who come across as self-assured and self-directed. And, while Taylor Swift sold more records and pulled more headlines, Charli XCX (née Charlotte Aitchison) has made the year's most fabulous pop record — in part by updating a ...
Monday, September 22, 2014
Music critic Will Hermes reviews the latest album from Perfume Genius, Too Bright.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman follows her Oscar-nominated contribution to the Her soundtrack with Crush Songs, a collection of stripped-down recordings that take their tone from the album's name.