Will Hermes

Will Hermes appears in the following:

Lou Reed, Part 1 (Full Bio)

Saturday, December 23, 2023

We present the first part of our Lou Reed Full Bio.


Lou Reed, Part 2 (Full Bio)

Saturday, December 23, 2023

We present the second installment of our Lou Reed Full Bio.


Lou Reed, Part 4 (Full Bio)

Saturday, December 23, 2023

We present the final installment of our Lou Reed Full Bio.


Lou Reed, Part 3 (Full Bio)

Saturday, December 23, 2023

We present the third installment of our Lou Reed Full Bio.


Lou Reed's Solo Career and Final Years (Full Bio)

Thursday, December 21, 2023

For today's final installment, we discuss Reed's solo career and his marriage to artist Laurie Anderson.


Lou Reed: Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll (Full Bio)

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

For today's Full Bio installment, we examine Lou Reed's relationship with sexuality, his drug use, and his relationship with the press.

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Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground (Full Bio)

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

For this month's Full Bio, we discuss the life and career of pioneering musician and poet Lou Reed with Will Hermes, author of the new book, Lou Reed: The King of New York.

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The Life of Lou Reed, 'The King of New York' (Full Bio)

Monday, December 18, 2023

Day one of our Lou Reed Full Bio.


Afrobeats harmonize with British electronica on the latest from Ibibio Sound Machine

Friday, March 25, 2022

Ibibio Sound Machine is an Anglo-African band from London, and they've teamed up with Hot Chip to create the album Electricity. Together, they balance African funk with British electronica.


Review: On 'Miss Anthropocene,' Grimes Crafts Pop Both Visceral And Cryptic

Monday, February 24, 2020

The electronic artist's new album, her first since 2015's acclaimed Art Angels, subverts the expectations of mainstream pop music with dark, densely-layered songs.


The Highwomen: Reimagining An '80s Supergroup

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Four female country stars — Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby — are hitting the road as The Highwomen, a reinterpretation of the '80s supergroup The Highwaymen.


Sleater-Kinney Releases A Last Album, Ending An Era For the Indie Rock Trio

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Sleater-Kinney's longtime drummer is leaving the band — but not before they release one last album together. It marks the end of an era for the indie rock power trio.


Neneh Cherry's 'Broken Politics' Has Great Strength In Its Understated Music

Monday, November 05, 2018

Neneh Cherry started her music a career in a punk rock band, then she started rapping. Her new album, Broken Politics is a philosophical meditation on staying strong in trying times.


Carrie Underwood Pushes Her Boundaries And Addresses Gun Violence On 'Cry Pretty'

Friday, September 14, 2018

On her latest album, the country star dabbles in modern R&B and addresses issues most of her industry peers have shied away from.


Sam Smith Offers Brand New Tracks With Vintage Feel In 'The Thrill Of It All'

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.


LCD Soundsystem Lives Its Darkly Philosophical, Archly Self-Aware 'American Dream'

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.


Music Review: 'The Weight of These Wings,' Miranda Lambert

Friday, November 18, 2016

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new album from one of country music's biggest stars, Miranda Lambert.


Bon Iver's Latest Is A Soulful Mix Of Wood And Microchips

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.


Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.


Music Review: 'Wildflower,' The Avalanches

Friday, July 15, 2016

Will Hermes reviews a second album by The Avalanches that was 16 years in the making called Wildflower.