Wanda Jackson The Party Ain’t Over Third Man/Nonesuch By Al Kaufman Jack White (The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and whatever new band he happens to be in this week) seems to have a thing for older rebel women. First he resurrected the career of country maverick Loretta Lynn with Van Lear Rose. Now he takes on [...]
Philip Selway Familial Nonesuch By Al Kaufman You know a band has made it big when its drummer releases a solo CD. Seriously, can anything else explain Ringo Starr’s recording career? Radiohead is that big, but drummer Phil Selway is no Ringo Starr. That is to say Selway has actual musical talent.
Laurie Anderson Homeland Nonesuch By Al Kaufman Laurie Anderson began putting together the pieces of Homeland when W was in the midst of his presidency. The CD deals with the Iraq War, the bank bailouts, global warming, and our consumer culture, sometimes all in one song. “Only An Expert” is the clear stand out. With [...]
The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch By Al Kaufman If looking at names alone, The White Stripes and The Black Keys seem like polar opposites. But while White Stripe Jack White went off and started a new band seemingly every week, The Black Keys quietly moved in and claimed the blue-eyed, fuzzy blues title from under [...]