David Karsten Daniels Fear of Flying (Fat Cat) During the months of writing and recording Fear of Flying, I imagine that there was a copy of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross' On Death and Dying, and a Bible, complete with ink-smudged family tree frontispiece, sitting on David Karsten Daniels' bedside table. Daniels' fifth album, home recorded like all […]
Reviews of albums
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar) Two years ago, Justin Vernon spent the winter alone in his father's Wisconsin cabin, wrestling with the ghosts of past relationships and his former self. Following a split with his band DeYarmond Edison and having moved cross-country from North Carolina, Vernon's only plans were to cocoon himself away
Barzin My Life in Rooms (Montreme Records) Even though Canadian songwriter Barzin Hosseini has been writing sleepy, introspective music for over a decade, making another record of slow-tempoed, country-tinged rock remains a risky proposition simply because so many artists—Low, Ida, and Mazzy Star to name a few—have trod this ground before. Barzin, however, seems aware
A quick look at New Flesh's album "Universally Dirty"
A mini review of the album In Bocca Al Lupo from Murder by Death
"Nothing cures like time and love," is a lyric from the Laura Nyro song that begins the new Diana Ross Motown Anthology, a two-disc collection of million-selling popular songs and unreleased songs.
"Every single song is about me first," says a plainly clothed Lauryn Hill to her audience, as recorded on her new Unplugged, a live acoustic performance broadcast by MTV.
Tupac Shakur's legacy of poetry, rap, passion, politics, and scatology continues with the recent release of Until the End of Time, a collection of raps originally recorded during his "Makaveli" period.
Barbra Streisand has been one of the most distinguished singers of the last four decades.