Throughout this wonderfully inventive and endlessly droll album, Michael Daly tacks between despair and delight, profundity and play.
Goodkin follows a long tradition of retelling “The Iliad” to reflect the present moment. For example, he presents more women’s voices than men’s.
Vickery’s songwriting is laced with imagery and wit, but it’s his voice that makes the strongest impression. He’s so fully a baritone that even his high notes reverberate in your tailbone.
Pop music doesn’t have a trademark on ecstasy; and as the retro-soul band Hollyy demonstrates, we shouldn’t shortchange its value at times like these.
XTC was a pop band that harnessed frenetic punk energies and rode the punk wave into new wave and beyond.
The essential shows to see around town this month.
Gang of Four’s DIY ethic helped developed a sound that, according to Jon King, eschewed the speeded-up Black Sabbath vibe of the Sex Pistols.
The tension between the album’s bursts of precision musicianship and the appealing shagginess of the enterprise keep you rooted in the moment.
Time—and tech—move in only one direction: forward. Let’s stop harping on streaming’s weaknesses and start using its strengths.