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Something Else! on the 2012 Grammys: Adele sweeps … so why didn’t we love 21 more?

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?

Half Notes: Corinne Bailey Rae – Live In London and New York (2007)

By Tom Johnson Corinne Bailey Rae is one of those unexpected interests for me, a pop-chanteuse making the kind of music I typically wouldn’t really find much interest in. But, for some reason, I fell for her simple, emotive voice. My only problem with her eponymous debut album was that it became a playground for her producers, rather than aRead More

Corinne Bailey Rae – The Love EP (2011)

Corinne Bailey Rae – The Love EP (2011)

by Nick DeRiso Corinne Bailey Rae isn’t the same singer, maybe isn’t even the same person, that she was at the time of her celebrated 2007 debut. Three Grammy nominations, including one for best new artist, couldn’t shield her from this world’s knifing truths: Her husband, 31-year-old saxophonist Jason Rae, would be dead of an overdose just a year later.Read More

Ten for 2010: Year's best included Field Music, Ted Leo, Band of Horses and Mike Patton

Ten for 2010: Year's best included Field Music, Ted Leo, Band of Horses and Mike Patton

by Tom Johnson Every year I start out thinking that I have a feeling what album is going to ride high on my year end list, and more often than not I’m surprised by so many other things that the album in question may not even register. This year’s victim is Corinne Bailey Rae‘s The Sea, a beautiful, heartfelt albumRead More

Deep Cuts: Herbie Hancock, "All Apologies" (1996)

Deep Cuts: Herbie Hancock, "All Apologies" (1996)

by Nick DeRiso Herbie Hancock almost didn’t pull off “The New Standard.” This High Concept offering from 1996 found Hancock, with varying degrees of success, adapting songs by popular artists like Peter Gabriel, The Eagles’ Don Henley, Paul Simon, The Beatles and Prince. You had to give him credit — again — for sticking his thumb in the eye ofRead More

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