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With “Crush Songs,” her first proper solo album, Karen O returns to the low-tech tape recorders on which she cut her teeth.
Would there have been a “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” without Coltrane’s vision? If the enthusiastic standing-room only crowd that came to see the Sept. 3 colloquium was any indication, the influence of Coltrane’s magnum opus continues to awe half a century after the saxophonist’s death.
In “El Pintor,” their first release after a four-year hiatus, Interpol delivers a well-made comeback album with the band’s old melancholy but also a fresh new vitality.
OK Go has spent the past summer touring the United States and Canada in anticipation for their new album “Hungry Ghosts” set to be released this October. We had the chance to talk with bassist and vocalist Tim Nordwind about the group’s North American tour and their fourth studio album.
"Lese Majesty" is a standout album because it meets and exceeds the high standard of creativity to which Shabazz Palaces challenges the entire genre to rise.
Lewis’s folksy vocals, clever writing, and upbeat instrumentation have come together magnificently to create an album equal parts emotionally affecting and irresistibly fun.
Not only has Common added a fresh sound to his brimming catalog of records, but he has also delivered an inspiring and apposite socio-political charge to the community dearest to him.