Live in Italy

Live in Italy

After a mystifying delay, Universal has released on DVD-Video the film of mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli's Live in Italy concert, the bulk of which constituted her 1998 hit CD of the same name.
Nellyville

Nellyville

With his sing-song delivery and unforgettable hooks, Nelly delivered one chart-topping hit after another. St. Louis' favorite son looks to maintain this success with his sophomore solo set, Nellyville.
Halos & Horns

Halos & Horns

Dolly Parton is right now making some of the absolute best, boldest music of her career, adopting a back-to-basics approach that has led her back to her East Tennessee roots, and hence her muse.
Born to Reign

Born to Reign

Will Smith was first a rapper, then an actor. Now he's known as an actor who raps. Confused? Don't be.
Heathen Chemistry

Heathen Chemistry

On Oasis' latest outing, the brothers Gallagher offer a little something for all the band's potential constituents: bluesy rockers (including lead single "The Hindu Times") that showcase a mixture of T.
Big Swing Face

Big Swing Face

Longtime fans of Bruce Hornsby may well scratch their heads after hearing the opening seconds of lead track/first single "Sticks and Stones" from Big Swing Face, as the traditionally acoustic piano-based artist has dramatically incorporated heavy techno studio effects into the mix this time out.
Selected Recordings

Selected Recordings

KEITH JARRETT Selected Recordings PRODUCER: Manfred Eicher ECM 440-014-168 JAN GARBAREK Selected Recordings PRODUCER: Manfred Eicher ECM 440-014-165 TERJE RYPDAL Selected Recordings PRODUCER: Manfred Eicher ECM 440-014-201
Murray Street

Murray Street

For the better part of a decade, the members of New York avant noise act Sonic Youth have been more notable for their influence on younger experimental guitar-rock groups than for their own creative output.
Classics...Selected by Brian Wilson

Classics...Selected by Brian Wilson

The hook for this latest Beach Boys classics collection is simple: the tracks were hand-picked by reticent writer/producer/singer Brian Wilson, who also provides track-by-track commentary in the liner notes of this 20-track collection.
Universal Truths and Cycles

Universal Truths and Cycles

With the rising popularity of neo-garage bands, if ever there were a time for Guided by Voices (GBV)—arguably the grandaddy practitioners of alt-vintage aesthetics—this is it.
Truthfully Speaking

Truthfully Speaking

By now, most everyone is very aware of this set's lead track, the very hypnotic, DJ Quik-produced "Addictive" (featuring Rakim).
Concrete Love

Concrete Love

Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project.
The True Meaning

The True Meaning

Cormega has something to say. Less than a year after releasing his critically acclaimed debut, The Realness, the Queens, N.Y.

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