Paul McCartney’s stated goal, back then, was to make a raw-boned rock record. And he largely succeeded.
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We love Adele’s poise, her earthy attitude, the roiling emotion in her voice. So why don’t we love the newly crowned six-time Grammy winner’s album 21? Blasphemy, right?
When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor? – David Lee Roth from “The Trouble With Never”
There’s a reason that I don’t consider myself a progressive fan, even though I have a healthy number of selections in my music collection. It’s because, overall, the genre really isn’t all that fun to listen to.
There is much about the Beatles that’s easy to love. Still, lend them your ear and you’ll discover a few duds.
Diana Krall … Harry Connick Jr. … Josh Groban … Norah Jones … Michael Bublé. What to make of young, attractive musicians who seem rooted in the past?
Guns N’ Roses, the metal amalgam best known for hits like “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” tops the 2012 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Oh yes. The gnashing of teeth, the bitching, the moaning, it has begun. Actually, it started a while ago when Lou Reed and Metallica released a preview of “The View” from their upcoming Lulu.
After a desultory, red-light district blast of horns, the Wynton Marsalis-led Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra settles into this funereal rhythm, swaying from side to side as Eric Clapton rips off a few blues-simmered, heartfelt asides. If you hadn’t checked the liner notes, the song itself — a signature moment for the guitarist as a member of Derek and theRead More
by Mark Saleski There were a handful of nights back in the early 1980s when me and my buddy Gene did little else but sit around in his folks’ living room, bliss out on the heat of the woodstove, and listen to Elvis Costello’s Imperial Bedroom and, especially, R.E.M.’s Murmur.