‘The Fall,’ issued this week in 2009, revealed Norah Jones as a far more compelling artist than she seemed at first.
As an angry young man, Bob Dylan had very few rivals. “Pay in Blood” shows that he is still in a league of his own as an angry old man, too.
Ola Onabule has released eight albums in a career stretching more than two decades, yet there remains about him a sense of fierce independence.
Sometimes it’s best to give thanks. And sometimes it helps to have songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and others to remind us.
Jon Bream’s “many voices” approach on ‘Dylan Disc by Disc’ is a great way to explore Bob Dylan’s varied career from all angles.
‘Oh Mercy,’ released on Sept. 18, 1989, saw Bob Dylan reveal a new perspective suddenly shrouded in darkness. It was a sling-shot moment.
It’s time for a reassessment of Lobo. You’re reminded on this great compilation that he penned spiffy songs, and sang them with inviting sincerity.
Song for song, even sideman for sideman, the often-overlooked ‘Another Passenger’ is the best album Carly Simon ever made.
In September 1973, Chilean folk singer Victor Jara was brutally murdered, moving Joan Baez to produce a final homage and farewell.
With “Palabras Como Cuerpos,” Joaquin Sabina seems to take Phil Ochs’ motto to heart, realizing that in such an ugly time, the true protest is beauty.