This time around living legend Diana Krall takes some classics from the last thirty years, most of which were mellow to begin with, and slows them down even more, making them dreamy and hypnotic, songs that would lull you off to sleep if they weren’t so darn captivating. The Mamas & The Papas’...Read more
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By now you’ve surely heard all about Kanye West playing the part of an asshole once again at the Grammy Awards. Fortunately, this time he didn’t interrupt Best Album of the Year winner Beck while he was giving his acceptance speech, but he did run his mouth backstage, stating “Beck needs to respect artistry...Read more
Stryper’s powerhouse vocalist Michael Sweet and guitar maestro George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, have joined forces here and the result is a truly incredible album that’s better than anything either of them has done in quite a while. Not that either of them have put out bad music during recent years, mind you....Read more
Either you love K-Pop or you hate it. Nobody just kind of likes K-Pop in a casual way. Likewise, those who don't like it tend to strongly dislike it. And 4Minute's "Crazy" is one of those songs that's guaranteed to make you feel one...
Last night on February 6, 2015 I caught a big concert dubbed “80’s Extravaganza” in the arena at Mohegan Sun Casino. Some of my Facebook friends were curious about it, so I wrote what now appears below to satisfy their curiosity. I never intended to post it here but a fellow music critic...Read more
Pain of Salvation are technically a prog rock band, but "Falling Home," the title track of their new acoustic album, is more of a traditional folk song that has more in common with Joshua Radin than, say, Rush. If you like beautiful acoustic music you're in for...
The Dodo’s last album, Carrier, was made in the wake of the death of their live guitarist Christopher Remer (see also: Women). It was a record brimming with emotion and fairly complex arrangements, easily one of The Dodo’s best albums. Immediately following the making of that album, Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, who’ve...Read more