For all of his sparkling credentials with the Byrds and Crosby Stills and Nash, David Crosby’s solo career can be charitably described as sporadic and largely unsatisfying.
New Music Monday
Mogwai, those hipster post-rockers, could probably issue just about anything (really, they kinda did with Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will three years ago) and it would sell. This time, they have something actually worth buying.
Bruce Springsteen’s new album isn’t exactly new, though the trumped-up “controversy” over his including remakes, covers and (gulp!) Tom Morello certainly is. We run right at all of it.
As the year that is becomes the year that was, it’s perhaps to be expected that retrospective items would move to the fore — and this week, we’re loaded down.
Fans get an opportunity to explore intimate, revealing live music from both Neil Young and Jellyfish this week, though the sessions took place decades apart.
Boston is back for one of its rare forays into new music. Only, this time — despite the typical years-long wait — Tom Scholz included some polished up previously released stuff, as well.
Keith Jarrett on guitar? Yes, Keith Jarrett on guitar, as well as bass and drums. Also, Black Sabbath back on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. Which one do you think has more overdubs?
Roger Taylor, an underrated composer over the years with Queen, offers a rare solo album — as well as a box set collecting his solo work. David Lee Roth, meanwhile, digs into his own work away from Van Halen.
We dig into the disco goodness of Lady Gaga, even as Miles Davis, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Herbie Hancock are the focus of enormous boxed-set reissues.
Back up the reissue truck! Here comes an avalanche of revisionist good times, as we take a second look at favorites from across a dizzying spectrum even while digging into some tasty new live stuff.