Music Reviews

Howe Gelb - The Listener

Solo album from Giant Sand man recorded in Denmark

Adult. - Anxiety Always

Detroit duo follow up their Resuscitation singles collection

The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music

Seventh album from immaculate country-rockers with guest appearances by Jakob Dylan, Bernie Leadon...

Strings Of Desire

First solo album in a decade from world's most famous producer

Pillows & Prayers - Cherry Red

Shoehorned onto this page because there's now a parallel DVD, which means this compilation of...

Chick Flicks: The Sequel - Warner

Not a genre Uncut features heavily, but the previous volume was one of the biggest-selling...

This Month In Soundtracks

If you can remember the '90s, you have mediocre taste in music. Subtitled "The Best Of Britpop",...

The Hours - Nonesuch

Philip Glass at his most minimal, repetitive, and inexplicably, magically, affecting. Apparently,...

Bob Sinclar - III

Third long-player from playful Franco-house pioneer

Dan Bern And The IJBC - Fleeting Days

Impressive follow-up to 2001's acclaimed New American Language from prolific folk rocker

Venus Hum - Big Beautiful Sky

Venus Hum are heralded as the "New Sound of Nashville", but Big Beautiful Sky's first few tracks...

Robin Guthrie - Imperial

Ether does it for ex-Cocteau Twin's solo debut

Matthew Ryan - Concussion

First Jesse Malin's solo debut, now Concussion—if anything, this is an even finer record...

The Durutti Column - Someone Else's Party

Ex-Factory 'ambient' guitarist returns with best album in years

Return Of The Mac

Tasty box of All-Sorts from mainstream monsters of yesteryear

Transformer Glories

Coldplay join Echo & The Bunnymen singer on first solo outing since 1992

Roseanne Cash - Rules Of Travel

Her first major album in a decade, featuring Steve Earle, Sheryl Crow and father Johnny

Magic Malik Orchestra - 00-237

Gentle, refined French jazz

Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth hold a party in their home studio

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Do It For Love

First new work in six years. Todd Rundgren guests

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"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014


Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of...