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An Interview with Johnny Marr

photo © Jon Shard

The British guitar legend and founding member of The Smiths reflects on his latest solo LP, 'Playland,' along the way yielding insights to his artistry, his musical foundation, and the abiding pursuit of his next creative move. Read More »

Are You Listening? 2014 in Music [Lenny Kravitz, Kimbra, Shakira, Chris Brown, Kelis, and More]

Hits (Kelis, Suzanne Vega, etc.)

2014 was all about 'Food' (Ninja Tune)―the kind one-time hook girl turned chameleonic chanteuse Kelis was serving. Read More »

Win a Joni Mitchell Box Set (‘Love Has Many Faces’) from Blogcritics

joni mitchell love has many faces

New four-disc set is a four-act "ballet" of Mitchell's songs above love curated by the artist herself, along with six new paintings by Mitchell. Read More »

Music Review: ‘Simon and Garfunkel – The Complete Albums Collection’ Box Set a Must-Have for Fans

Simon and Garfunkel: The Complete Albums Collection

"Simon and Garfunkel: The Complete Albums Collection" is an incredible box set for the Simon and Garfunkel fans old, and yet to be. Read More »

Music Review: The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Monuments to an Elegy’

Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments to an Elegy

The newest Smashing Pumpkins record is a winner, simply put. Read More »

Music Review: The Piano Guys – ‘Wonders’ [Deluxe CD/DVD Edition]

The Piano Guys - Wonders

The Piano Guys offer intricate, innovative mashups of classical and popular music (such as Beethoven and Dave Matthews) in a deluxe package. Read More »

Music Review: Marianne Faithfull – ‘Give My Love to London’

Marianne Faithfull - Give My Love to London

Marianne Faithfull's 20th album celebrates 50 years in the music business and pulls together themes and styles from her distinguished career. Read More »

Music Blu-ray Review: Genesis – ‘Three Sides Live’

Genesis 3 Sides Live

The Blu-ray debut of 'Three Sides Live' by Genesis provides an excellent opportunity to catch them on their way to superstardom. Read More »

Music Review: Arrica Rose and the . . . ‘s – ‘Wavefunction’

Arrica Rose

Arrica Rose and the . . .'s are a poetic, ethereal ensemble difficult to pigeonhole. Read More »

Music Review: Paul McCartney and Wings – ‘Venus and Mars’ [Archive Collection]

Venus and Mars cover

Another addition to the slow-but-sure Archive Collection reissue program, this 1975 pop classic has some great bonus tracks. Read More »