When Tom Adams brought his camera to Neil Young's performance at Carnegie Hall earlier this month, he didn't capture it on an iPhone or a piece of machinery that's worth more than three months' rent. He grabbed a camera before he left the house, double-checked to make sure the batteries were charged ... More >>
Cruise through this index of the Voice's top ten albums from 1971 through 2013, according to its annual Pazz & Jop critics' poll, started by Robert Christgau. The poll has run every year since '71, except for a three-year hiatus after that first year. The prominence of legacy artists on the inaugu ... More >>
"The album is dying in front of our very eyes," Variety columnist and music business know-it-all Bob Lefsetz wrote recently based on weak LP sales, including Katy Perry's Prism, which sold only about 220,000 copies in its first week. "If your plan is to increase your audience, spread the word and ... More >>
It seems safe to say that Paul Weller's been on something of a creative roll of late. Indeed, his last two albums--2010's Wake Up the Nation and last year's Sonik Kicks--are not only his two finest solo albums, but contain some of the most vibrant and experimental material of a long and illustrious ... More >>
Brooklyn's post-hardcore noise addicts clean up but won't turn it down
Stretching Justin Vernon's sound into the widescreen format
"I wish I could write lyrics like, 'Hey baby, wanna fuck?' But I can't." Courtney Shanks Since Social Registry released Thomas Kelly Webb's 1996 album Phantom Parade, you might expect his music to be avant-Williamsburg weirdness, just like the label's artists: Gang Gang Dance, Psychic Ills, Telepa ... More >>
Enjoying American top-10 lists with the hit Brits
Triple-A sirens contemplate blood, oil, and coffee with varying degrees of enthusiasm
Reflective Neil and Pissed-Off Neil finally share some space on a revitalizing 'sequel'
Sherman Alexie's young hero sets off on a journey across time and race
Volunteer Now in Civilization's Battle Against George the Boy King
"I'm Never Wrong" vs. "This Is What I'm Good At"
New World's five-disc set brings back memories of a music simmering with rebellion
Jack and Meg Find a Little Place to Fight 'Em Off