Wishing Well

Wishing Well

Although they come few and far between—Wishing Well is his first in nearly a decade—the release of a new Richie Havens album has become both a genuine treat for his devotees and yet another chance for him to easily win lifelong fans.
Red Clay

Red Clay

By far the best item in Legacy's reissue series devoted to the late-'60s/ early-'70s fusion label CTI is the 1970 Freddie Hubbard disc Red Clay—which is, by the way, also the virtuosic trumpeter's most consistently compelling album by a long shot.
Quick Look

Quick Look

Austrian-born singer/songwriter Pina Kollars came to the attention of RealWorld's Peter Gabriel via her duet with Iarla ó Lionáird ("Go on Through") featured on Afro Celt Sound System's Volume 3: Further in Time.
The Rising

The Rising

Bruce Springsteen's much-heralded return to the studio with his E Street Band does not disappoint.
My Front Porches

My Front Porches

If you came of age in the '70s or '80s, chances are good that you don't see the divide between the type of sweetly soulful Americana practiced by the Jayhawks and the dramatic, whiskey-bent electricity of the Afghan Whigs to be all that vast.
Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog

The concept of a soundtrack to a straight stage play may seem odd, but it makes perfect sense for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog.
Happenstance

Happenstance

Fozzy, the greatest heavy-metal band you never heard, returns to the U.S. after being enslaved by a 20-year recording contract in Japan.
Daybreaker

Daybreaker

On her third studio release—which features production by Ben Watt and William Orbit, among others—Beth Orton continues blending organic and electronic sounds, mixing them to an often entrancing cohesion.
&

&

Add Kristian Hoffman's name to the ever-growing list of tunesmiths setting out to establish themselves as recording artists in their own right.
Roots Controller

Roots Controller

This has to be the comeback album of the year. It's been 12 years since this seminal U.K. roots reggae act released a studio album.
Mario

Mario

With the recent revival in teen R&B, it might be easy for an act to get lost in the shuffle.
All I Have

All I Have

The recent success stories of Ashanti and Tweet may have some wondering if there is room for another R&B chanteuse on the charts.
L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'Al

L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn'Al

It's been a minute since a West Coast MC seriously hit the charts running. Knoc-Turn'Al is poised to change that with his Elektra debut, L.A.

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