The Best Albums of 2017
Sunday Selections: October 2, 2016
No one-star reviews here.
Sunday Selections: February 21, 2016
This week is all about that country grammar. And the Grammys.
The Best Albums of 2015, Part Two: #10-#1
The upper half of our albums list reflects the revitalization of country music in 2015, courtesy of mostly younger artists with fresh perspectives in their lyrics and arrangements. There is still a legend or two in the mix, but if this year has proven anything, it’s that the genre’s future is in good hands.
Sunday Selections: December 20, 2015
Album Review: Rhiannon Giddens, Tomorrow is My Turn
Single Review: Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”
Yeah, you’ve probably heard this track by now. But let’s just have a post where we talk about it anyway, y’know?
Because this kind of release begs some blog attention, simply for the fact of what it is: a meeting of highly buzzy but divergent artists, and the first soundtrack cut from a hotly anticipated movie (The Hunger Games, adapted from Book 1 of Suzanne Collins’s mega-popular young-adult series). On paper alone, it’s a reminder of why the award shows optimistically call the duet category “Vocal Event.”