Archive | November, 2014

Alpha Mike Foxtrot

Over the past 20 years, Wilco have gone from plain-spoken alt-country to the pinnacle of experimental folk and art rock. Hear how that happened on this four-disc rarities set, which is often so raw it feels less like opening the vault than rooting around under Jeff Tweedy’s bed. Hyper-low-fi demos…… Source: RollingStone Link: Alpha Mike […]


One Direction have now been the biggest pop band in the world for three full years. Such longevity doesn’t exactly make them the Allman Brothers – but it’s pretty impressive for a bunch of singing-contest runners-up joined together in Simon Cowell’s laboratory. If any of these guys harbor secret dreams…… Source: RollingStone Link: Four

Where Greater Men Have Fallen

Primordial are arguably Ireland’s greatest metal export, and on their eighth album, the five Dubliners raise the torch once more for a set of stirring odes to lost glories and spilled blood. Alan Averill is a vocal powerhouse, soaring atop melodic black/folk metal compositions that channel doom and gloom as…… Source: RollingStone Link: Where Greater […]


In 2006, Antony Hegarty toured Europe with 13 women, some of them transgender, onstage beside him. Their presence can be felt throughout this live album, lending tracks like “For Today I Am a Boy” a more immediate resonance. “One Dove” and “Daylight and the Sun,” gorgeous on record, soar even…… Source: RollingStone Link: Turning

Nick Jonas

Nine years ago, when Nick Jonas recorded his first solo album, he was a little-known preteen Christian pop singer covering Steve Winwood. (He was also going by Nicholas at the time.) Since then, he has gained and lost both a purity ring and a boy band – and this sexy…… Source: RollingStone Link: Nick Jonas