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Catching Up With Nas's "Stillmatic"

Catching Up With Nas's "Stillmatic"

The latest in the ReNew Music series in which we look at great 21st century albums and what makes them special.
Nothing Robotic About The Music Of "Mr. Robot"

Nothing Robotic About The Music Of "Mr. Robot"

As revealed on a two-CD set, Mac Quayle's score has the sweep of an epic electronic work. My WSJ column.
Big Business Won't Be Pigeonholed

Big Business Won't Be Pigeonholed

On their new album "Command Your Weather," out on Friday, the Seattle duo refuses to be limited by the "sludge-metal" label. My WSJ column.
Catching Up With Aimee Mann's "Charmer"

Catching Up With Aimee Mann's "Charmer"

The latest in the ReNew Music series in which we look at great 21st century albums and what makes them special.
Black Milk, Nat Turner Live

Black Milk, Nat Turner Live

My WSJ column on an extraordinary concert of funk, jazz and hip-hop by the young veteran rapper and his three-piece combo.
Band of Skulls And The Power Of Song

Band of Skulls And The Power Of Song

The hard-rock band, touring behind their fine new "By Default," relies on song craft as much as volume and intensity. My WSJ column.
Catching Up With Kirk Franklin's "Hero"

Catching Up With Kirk Franklin's "Hero"

The latest in the ReNew Music series in which we look at great 21st century albums and what makes them special.
Sarah Jarosz And The Art Of Intimacy

Sarah Jarosz And The Art Of Intimacy

On her new beautiful album, the singer-composer strips back her sound. My WSJ column.
Greatness In Its Prime

Greatness In Its Prime

Three new albums of live performances by Van Morrison recorded in 1973 join the already legendary "It's Too Late To Stop Now" as testimonies to what the seminal artist achieved so long ago. My WSJ column.
Catching Up With Jonathan Wilson's "Fanfare"

Catching Up With Jonathan Wilson's "Fanfare"

The latest in the ReNew Music series in which we look at great 21st century albums and what makes them special.
Tegan and Sara "Love You To Death"

Tegan and Sara "Love You To Death"

Out on Friday, the new album by the duo, now firmly in pop's firmament, veers from recent formula -- though not too far.
With Bent Knee, Serious Chops Means Unexpected Adventures

With Bent Knee, Serious Chops Means Unexpected Adventures

An accusation that there are too many ideas in a work of art is dispelled when they are mostly good ones, as is the case with Boston-based Bent Knee and “Say So.”
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