Tom Moon

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Trickster Treat: Bob Dylan's New Song Sounds Awfully Old ... And Familiar

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dylan's latest single, "False Prophet," sits in the same tempo and key as Billy "The Kid" Emerson's 1954 B-side, "If Lovin' Is Believing."

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Roger And Brian Eno's First Album Together Comes At The Perfect Time

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Brothers Brian and Roger Eno have spent decades making music separately, but Mixing Colours is their first release as a duo. Tom Moon writes that its ambient calm offers sanctuary for these times.

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On 'I Think I'm Good,' Kassa Overall Expands The Realm Of Jazz/Hip-Hop Fusion

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Kassa Overall calls himself a "backpack jazz producer": a combination of jazz musician, rapper and bedroom producer. His latest album captures the evolving sound of hip-hop/jazz fusion.

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Pat Metheny's Lyricism Still Shines On Cinematic Album 'From This Place'

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

A consistent force in jazz guitar since 1976, Metheny continues to search for new ground on his latest album, which he calls a "culmination."

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Review: On 'The Slow Rush,' Tame Impala Masks Inner Turmoil With Sonic Euphoria

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Kevin Parker's fourth album as the leader of Australian rock band Tame Impala comes after a five-year gap. It's music that comes wrapped in its own bubble, far from the cascading miseries on the news.

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On 'Warna,' Joey Alexander Transforms From Child Prodigy To Jazz Fixture

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Piano prodigy Joey Alexander is a fixture of the jazz world at the age of 16 and his new album shows how his sound has matured and grown into graceful original compositions.

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The Best Reissues And Archival Albums Of 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The past is always present — but with a practically endless selection of music to choose from via the web, it's nice when some of the world's best record labels help excavate it for us.

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Leonard Cohen And Harry Nilsson Are Releasing New Albums, Whether They Like It Or Not

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Beloved, but gone — when it comes to our favorite artists, the assumption is that more is always better. But what effect do these patchworked releases have on their legacies?

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'Hittin' The Ramp' Traces Nat King Cole's Early Artistic Development

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Before Nat King Cole became known for his velvety singing voice, he was a pianist working nightly gigs to hone his craft.

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Josh Homme's Rotating Supergroup The Desert Sessions Returns For 'Vols. 11 & 12'

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Musicians on the Queens of the Stone Age frontman-led album include ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Primus' Les Claypool.

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First Reviled, Now Revered: The Historic Albums Of 1969

Friday, October 25, 2019

It's not easy to see that history is being made when it's happening right in front of you — just ask the critics tasked with assessing these classic, ahead-of-their-time recordings.

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Ginger Baker, Cream Drummer And Force Of Nature, Dies At 80

Sunday, October 06, 2019

The 1960s rock icon, who was also an accomplished jazz musician and performed with Fela Kuti, died Sunday morning.

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Music Review: Brittany Howard Releases Her Debut Solo Album, 'Jamie'

Monday, September 23, 2019

Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes has released her first solo album, Jamie, in honor of her sister who died from cancer as a teenager. The album that began as a way to heal is also a call to action.

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Joan Shelley Admires The Beauty In All The Fading

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Joan Shelley's songs have the sturdy, classic construction of folk tunes. But even when the tone is serene, there's a distinctly modern restlessness lurking below the surface.

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Music Review: Tool's 'Fear Inoculum' Album

Friday, August 30, 2019

Tool, the enigmatic and influential, progressive hard rock band has its first album since 2006. The band's new album Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait.

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Bon Iver Balances Prayer And Despair On 'i,i'

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Justin Vernon shares thoughts on identity and devotion to higher ideals in ways that reflect (and sometimes even celebrate) deep engagement with the outside world.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Green River' At 50: Our Essential Guide To Early CCR

Friday, August 02, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the band's landmark album Green River, we dig into how the band formulated its singular sound, its legacy and how Creedence's music still resonates today.

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Thom Yorke Recalibrates And Digs Deeper Into His Dread Of Technology With 'ANIMA'

Friday, July 19, 2019

Thom Yorke has always had a dread of technology. But the Radiohead frontman's latest album, ANIMA, explores that dread with the help of technology.

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How João Gilberto's Music Sparked An Aesthetic Revolution

Monday, July 08, 2019

The legendary Brazilian inverted the cacophony of samba, creating a worldwide sensation, forever influencing the sound of an entire country.

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Flying Lotus Comes Back From The Afterlife 'Flamagra'

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Flamagra, the latest album from Flying Lotus, plays like a high-speed chase through a carnival fun house — a sideshow attraction of the mind.

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