I was late getting to the "Lost" party --gotta confess, being strung along week after week by smoke monsters, time shifts, and glorified soap opera romantic triangles never have been my things -- but like many people, I eventually got sucked in by reruns when there was nothing else to wat
Album review: Mavis Staples, "You Are Not Alone" (Anti-) Rating: 3/4At age 71, gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples is nothing short of an American treasure, and she long has been overdue for the late-career commercial and cultural resurgence -- renewed
As noted yesterday, I'll be otherwise occupied for the next few days, but I thought it would be fun during the blogging downtime to take a look back at 1990 and some of my favorite releases from that year from the perspective of two decades on.
I'll be otherwise occupied for the next few days, but I thought it would be fun during the blogging downtime to take a look back at 1990 and some of my favorite releases from that year from the perspective of two decades on.
Robert Plant, "Band of Joy" (Rounder) Rating:3/4 Throughout a long and often rewarding post-Led Zeppelin career, that band’s legendary golden god often has stretched out in unexpected directions, challenging himself and his fans as he endeav
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, "Hawk" (Vanguard) Rating: 3/4Three albums into their mirror-universe take on the classic ’60s country-pop collaborations between Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood—here, Belle and Sebastian ork-pop veteran
Except for a fascination with Tetris that started back in the early ’90s—I dig geometric challenges, and there used to be one of those big arcade versions in the main room at 7th Street Entry/First Avenue that was ideal for killing time between sets when I lived in Minneapolis and