“Don’t Throw (my love away” with its quick lines of mandolin, banjo (and just as quick vocal) bass and backing harmonica opens Wicklow Atwater’s new album, The Fallen Flame String Band LP.
Leonard Cohen You Want It Darker (Sony Music Entertainment) A few weeks before his passing, Leonard Cohen offered us one final peek […]
Pink Martini Je dis oui! (Heinz Records) In 1994, aspiring politician Thomas Lauderdale grew so sick of dull soundtracks at political fundraisers […]
Norah Jones Day Breaks (Blue Note) It’s been nearly 14 years since Norah Jones’ Blue Note debut, Come Away with Me, which […]
You want some good blues variety? Pick up Phil Gammage’s Used Man For Sale.
Tory Lanez I Told You (Mad Love/Interscope Records) I didn’t know much about Tory Lanez when he released his 2014 mixtape Lost Cause. The […]
There is no escaping the over-the-top 11th studio album, The Heavy Entertainment Show, by Robbie Williams. You maybe have heard about the controversy Williams is engendering over the lyrics over the album’s first single “Party Like A Russian” and how kinky the video is (at least the shoes are kinky that models/ballerinas wear in the video). But there is lots to like about Heavy Entertainment Show. From the interplay between the simple piano and Williams’ barker opening vocal contrasting with the welcoming big horn roiling choruses of the title track opener, to the dance tune over Prokofiev spikes of “Party Like a Russian.”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd.) “Good grief,” a phrase familiar to most and resonant to more […]
Let’s face it, what we mainly have here is Brad Atefi exercising all his sonic interests, but this sampler is good, semi-varied stuff overall.