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The Strokes | Comedown Machine

The Strokes burst out in a post-9/11 musical world with a sound that was compact and airtight, melodies coiled frictionlessly in beats and fuzzed vocals.
RCA (2013)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 22, 2013

Dry The River | Shallow Bed

Just what the world needed: Mumford & Sons put into a blender with Fleet Foxes, served with an Arcade Fire garnish— it's like a late-aughts hipstercocktail.
RCA (2012)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  April 20, 2012
man who fell bowie

Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs | God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise

Beneath the crusty-mountain-man exterior and the surly attitude toward the entertainment business, Ray LaMontagne wants you to like him.
RCA (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 27, 2010

Covering Lacy

For Josh Sinton, Steve Lacy stood out almost from the beginning.
A jazz master’s legacy finds traction
By JON GARELICK  |  May 21, 2010

Ke$ha | Animal

If balancing adolescent stupidity and abandon with effortless hooks has been a sacred rite of pop music since time immemorial, then crunk-pop diva Ke$ha is on her way to priesthood.
RCA (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010


Elvis Presley | Elvis 75: Good Rockin' Tonight

There's a plethora of Elvis Presley albums on the market, most of them compilations and box sets, each focusing on certain hits, eras, and/or styles.
RCA/Legacy (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  December 11, 2009