It’s difficult, as this plays, to believe that The Beautiful Old focuses on sheet-music favorites from before the advent of electricity. These 19 gusts of folk-tinged turn-of-the-century Americana still hold boundless insights.Read more ›
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We have scorching new jazz from Wayne Shorter for you, along with equally trenchant — and, yeah, loud — stuff from Richard Thompson and Lisa Loeb.Read more ›
Best of January 2013: Readers pick Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Steven Wilson, Richard Thompson, Depeche Mode
Four of this month’s reader-selected Top 10 items on Something Else! Reviews deal with Beatle-y things: Specifically, the times they whiffed as a group and as solo artistsRead more ›
“Good Things Happen to Bad People,” the guitar-stoked advance song from Richard Thompson’s forthcoming long-player Electric, finds him bellowing with a bracing vigor. There’s a knife’s edge to both his singing and his playing.Read more ›
For all of the musical ferocity associated with Bob Mould — both as a solo artist and as a key creative force in Husker Du and Sugar — there’s one key influence some might never have guessed: Folk legend Richard Thompson.Read more ›
Richard Thompson seems to put out a live album every year and being a sucker for his clever songwriting and maximal guitar playing, I usually lap it up all the same. The former founding member of that seminal British folk-rock group Fairport Convention, Thompson has not only been a part of the history of that genre, he is the history. [...]Read more ›