Archive for June 29th, 2011

Yes – Fly From Here (2011)

This album is, in many ways, better than it has any right to be. Yes had already tried a project with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes — and without Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman — in 1980

Half Notes: Bjork- Army of Me: Remixes and Covers (2005)

by Tom Johnson Created as a benefit for Unicef, this is a bit of a unique remix album. Bjork allowed fans, or, well, anybody, to submit their own take on her song, “Army of Me” on her official website. The best results wound up on this album. You might need a mighty strong dose of patience to listen to twentyRead More

One Track Mind: Fleet Foxes, "The Shrine/An Argument" (2011)

by Mark Saleski Do things in music always have to go smoothly? Does it bother you when your expectations are upset? I’ve always enjoyed it when a song takes an unexpected left turn.

Anne Mette Iversen Quartet – The Milo Songs (2011)

When I think of all the members of the young, exciting roster that the fledgling Brooklyn Jazz Underground Jazz Records has in its ranks, one of the first names I think of is Anne Mette Iversen. She is a serious talent at both acoustic bass and compositions.

Ronnie Earl – Hope Radio (2007)

by Mark Saleski Ronnie Earl is one of the most soulful blues guitar players out there. Though he’s played with vocalists (Sugar Ray Norcia being my favorite), he specializes in instrumental recordings like the ones found on Hope Radio, a live recording put together at Wellspring Sound in Acton, Massachussetts. Earl has the chops and the ideas to make aRead More