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Music Review: Sly and the Family Stone – ‘Higher!’ [Four-Disc Box Set]


Fans will want to hear everything, but there are few revelations here for anyone who already has the classic albums. Read More »

From Bananarama to John Legend – Justin Kantor’s Top 10 Album Picks of 2013

British boy band JLS's 'Goodbye: The Greatest Hits' is among the standout collections of 2013.

From smart and thorough expanded collections of classic '80s material by groups like Bananarama and Exposé, to the latest from soulful vocalists such as John Legend and Raheem DeVaughn, 2013 was a remarkable year. Read More »

Music Review: Kelly Clarkson – ‘Wrapped in Red’


Anyone looking for a brisk if unchallenging Christmastime pop treat from a top-notch talent couldn't hope for much better than this enjoyable and well-crafted album. Read More »

Music Review: Lael Summer – ‘Burden to Bear’


If your mouth is watering for a fresh pop twist to classic soul, drink up. Read More »

Music Review: John Hiatt – ‘Here to Stay: Best of 2000-2012′


This valuable new collection from New West Records is a great opportunity to catch up on what the consummate songwriter has been up to in the new century. Read More »

Interview: Max Frost Brings “Progressive Pop” Sound to New EP


Singer/songwriter Max Frost talks about the making of his new EP, 'Low High Low.' Read More »

Music Review: Ray Charles – ‘Forever’ [CD/DVD]


Favoring more obscure material rather than the usual hits, this compilation is a good choice for casual fans looking to dig deeper. Read More »

Interview: Glenn Lewis – A Truthful Conversation

Soulful singer-songwriter Glenn Lewis is experiencing a 'Moment of Truth' in 2013.

After a decade of industry challenges, soulful singer Glenn Lewis returns to the fold with his sophomore album, 'Moment of Truth.' Read More »

Music Review: Bill Withers – ‘The Essential Bill Withers’


Even those familiar with the singer-songwriter’s music may find a welcome surprise or two in the collection. Read More »

Music Review: Dexys – ‘One Day I’m Going to Soar’

Dexys 2013

The music is as powerful and passionate as it ever was, just being delivered in a different package. Read More »