Twenty years ago, we got a more complete look at the punk-thrash beginnings of the Beastie Boys — and a hint as to what would come next.
We celebrate Martin Luther King Day songs by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Queen, Public Enemy, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and more.
Yoko Ono considers what’s ahead, and it might surprise anyone who has thrilled to her impressive run of No. 1 songs on the dance charts.
‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ includes 33 songs, both mirroring Funkadelic’s 33 years away and creating an almost exhaustively comprehensive return.
Bryan Murray’s nutty but endearing hip hop/jazz hybrid ‘Balto!’ is a homegrown concoction worth checking out.
With D’Angelo’s pertinent message, color-blurring harmonics and a total lack of slickness, ‘Black Messiah’ is a worthy successor to ‘Voodoo.’
This long-awaited follow up is, in some ways, superior to their debut album.
There’s little, if any, redeeming value to the message. And yet I can’t get the song out of my head.
I can say without reservation that the Los Angeles-based Ozomatli puts on the best live show I’ve ever experienced. The term “show” doesn’t do the band’s live gigs justice since the audience can’t help but be caught up in the “Ozobeat.” There’s no passive involvement in an Ozomatli concert.
Forget everything you know about Brad Mehldau, who rose to fame via contemplative classical-leaning reimagingings of pop songs at an acoustic piano. This isn’t that. It isn’t even jazz