Archive for October 1st, 2012

New Music Monday: Heart, Van Morrison, Charlie Hunter, Donny McCaslin, Diana Krall, Grateful Dead

New Music Monday finds a couple of old-line favorites returning in Heart and Van Morrison, another terrific Grateful Dead reissue in the Dick’s Picks series, and two cool left turns from Diana Krall and Charlie Hunter.

Heart – Fanatic (2012)

There’s a deeply personal feel to this new album, and a grinding loudness. That incompatible juxtaposition can make for a difficult entry into Heart’s forthcoming album Fanatic.

Best of September 2012: Reader picks include Bob Dylan, Mark Knopfler, Neil Young, Jeff Lynne

Bob Dylan, both with and without his legendary collaborators the Band, roared to the top of Something Else! Reviews’ reader poll for September 2012 — with entries at both Nos. 1 and 2.

The Charles Gayle Trio – Look Up (2012)

Following by mere months the release of Streets, Charles Gayle’s return to his sax/bass/drums trio format, Look Up is a document of a live date in the same configuration from eighteen years earlier in Santa Monica, California.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, "Reason To Believe" (1982)

Nebraska comes to a close with a song that sums up one of the underlying themes of the album: redemption. And man, we need some redemption here