Tracy Chapman

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Basia Bulat | Heart Of My Own

Like a Laurel Canyon Billie Holiday or a pixilated Tracy Chapman, Bulat sports a voice rich with vibrato, hearty oomph, and dignified lonesomeness.
Rough Trade (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  January 29, 2010

Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy

It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
Big Dada (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 07, 2009

Would you like Mozart with that?

Tracy Chapman sang about revolution that “sounds like a whisper,” but at the American Repertory Theatre the French Revolution will be broadcast loud and clear.
Don Juan Giovanni and Figaro fuse theater and opera
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  August 21, 2007

Alice Smith

Her debut release on BBE struggles with splitting the difference between rockist guitars and R&B grooves.
For Lovers, Dreamers and Me | BBE
By JAMIN WARREN  |  May 31, 2006

If it ain’t broke . . .

For the past three years, the only real suspense in the local end of the Best Music Poll has been whether the Dresden Dolls or the Dropkick Murphys would win more categories.
The local ballot reflects a stable, vital scene
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 26, 2006