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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
The thumbnail summary already circulating for Beck's 12th full-length album goes like this: It's a sequel to Sea Change, the brooding 2002 record frequently mentioned as his masterpiece.
This is useful, to a point, for placing Morning Phase in a general neighborhood. But, like so many descriptors flying around, ...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
The opening lament on Tom Brosseau's new Grass Punks is as old as the hills: You don't pay attention to me anymore. In a thin, reedy voice that grows more vulnerable as the song unfolds, Brosseau confronts the reality that he no longer commands his beloved's attention. He's been ...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
On his new album, Rhythm & Blues, guitarist and vocalist Buddy Guy sums up his approach when he sings, "People always ask me / About the blues I play / I say it just comes through me / I don't know no other way / I go by ...
Monday, June 24, 2013
Sigur Ros delights in shifting the listener's perspective — even its anthems elude the conventional rock plod. With Kveikur, the band's majestic (if usually mellow) vistas and naturescapes acquire a distinctly harsh edge. The textures are darker, the harmonies are more dissonant and the band's graceful, soaring melodies seem ...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Guitarist Pat Metheny is revered for his bright, accessible modern jazz. Saxophonist and composer John Zorn is associated with much knottier, often dissonant experiments. Metheny's new Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20 unites these two known opposites of instrumental music, and the result is often ...
Monday, April 22, 2013
These days, when a rock band is tagged as a next big thing, there's usually some high-concept gimmick involved. Dawes is different. Singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith writes straightforward verse-chorus-bridge songs that focus on the turmoil beneath the surface of relationships, romantic and otherwise. Some seem downright ordinary ...
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
The hip-hop band The Roots might currently be the hardest-working band in show business. Five nights a week, it's the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and is constantly collaborating with other artists. And this week, the band issued its 10th studio album. It's called undun, ...
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Behind every great song is a great songwriter. But behind every great cover song lurks a masterful musician. Today, we look at cover versions that were so good, they outshone the original. Joining us is Kyle Ryan, managing editor for The Onion's AV Club, and Tom Moon, music critic and author of the book “1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die.”
Friday, September 02, 2011
Summer’s nearly at its end – and there’s just one more weekend to hit the road for an old fashioned summer road trip. Your car’s dashboard has made some serious technological leaps over the last half century, but the most curious development has to do with the dashboard turntable. Yes, that’s right -- turntable. The writer Paul Collins joins us to share this side-note in Hi-Fi highway history. And then music writer Tom Moon - master of the road trip mix - brings in a fresh playlist for our Soundcheck listeners to drive to.
Friday, September 02, 2011
Check out Tom Moon's brand new road trip playlist!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Behind every great song is a great songwriter. But behind every great cover song lurks a masterful musician. Today, we look at cover versions that were so good, they outshined the original. Joining us is Kyle Ryan, managing editor for The Onion's AV Club, and Tom Moon, music critic and author of the book “1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die.”
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
It's been a big year for the undead. Vampires are sucking blood on TV shows like True Blood and Vampire Diaries and in the upcoming film New Moon. Zombies are stumbling through movies starring Woody Harrelson (Zombieland) and books by zombie-loving scribe Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks). ...