Archive for September 3rd, 2011

Lenny Kravitz – Black And White America (2011)

No major artist has or will ever claim to be more of a 1970s-styled musical chameleon than Lenny Kravitz, since his whole career has been about simulating the analog sounds and feel of that decade

One Track Mind: Sugar, "Believe What You’re Saying" (1994)

by Tom Johnson One song, two beautiful versions. The first, issued on Sugar’s second and last official “album,” 1994’s File Under Easy Listening, was an aching mid-tempo ballad about the death of a relationship.

Gimme Five: The Pat Metheny Trio

by Mark Saleski Many artists, when asked to pick a favorite from their own discography, will lean toward their most recent release. Sure, I can see that. You work on new material, it’s fresh and exiting, and right there in the front of your mind. I’ve wondered what Pat Metheny’s response would be

Half Notes: Autechre – Quaristice (2008)

by Tom Johnson As a long-time fan of the group, I’ve simply come to expect to be perplexed by what electronic-noise pioneers Autechre put out. And, as it turns out, the more perplexed I am upon immediate inspection of the new material, the longer I tend to be interested. First reaction may simply be “Jesus, what is this?” but somethingRead More