Choice: A Collection of Classics

Choice: A Collection of Classics

Internationally revered DJ Danny Tenaglia follows in the mighty footsteps of Frankie Knuckles and FranÇois Kevorkian to deliver the latest edition in the Choice series.
Next Big Thing

Next Big Thing

Vince Gill's affable, low-key personality may belie his formidable talent, but truth be told, he is one of country music's most impressive triple-threats as a singer/songwriter/musician.
Por Fín

Por Fín

In its major-label debut, Puerto Rican party band Algarete, which by some accounts is the single most active group on the island, enthusiastically translates its blend of ska, rock, rap, and reggae to disc, not allowing the studio to mellow out a certain aggression.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2002 - Country great Waylon Jennings is laid to rest following a private graveside service in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, Ariz.
Original Face

Original Face

Chris Deckker and Alex Newman are again in place as the conjure men at the helm of this latest techno project from Medicine Drum.
WOW Gospel 2003

WOW Gospel 2003

This sixth yearly installment of what has become a bankably gold and platinum franchise comprises 30 of last year's most popular and best-selling gospel tracks by an array of artists, both rookies and veterans.
Let It Rain

Let It Rain

Geron Davis has long been one of Christian music's most respected songwriters, and it's his talent as a writer that provides much of the foundation for this highly listenable album.
Live at the Village Vanguard

Live at the Village Vanguard

There is a reason why bassist Drew Gress and drummer Nasheet Waits' names are prominently displayed on Hersch's first trio date in eight years: While the pianist is the group's leader, his sidemen's impact is inestimable. When Hersch navigates Monk's "Bemsha Swing," Gress and Waits enter so gently alongside him that their presence is at first felt more than actually registered. On other cuts, such as
Let's Stay Together

Let's Stay Together

Arguably one of the greatest soul singers of any generation, Al Green's syrupy sweet voice has served as an inspiration for many an artist.
This Is It: The Best of Faith No More

This Is It: The Best of Faith No More

Hardcore fans will argue that there's little point in this collection, as Warner issued in 1998 a longer best-of that—in its earliest version—carried an extra disc of bonus tracks.
Ready for Love

Ready for Love

The follow-up to the 2001 set Wicked Grin—John Hammond's acclaimed collection of Tom Waits songs, produced by Waits—sees the veteran blues singer/guitarist in his most eclectic setting yet.
Natalia Lafourcade

Natalia Lafourcade

Eighteen-year-old Natalia Lafourcade's debut album is an invigorating revamp of Latin pop rules, down to a cover that shuns photos in favor of the singer's own art.
Mary Star of the Sea

Mary Star of the Sea

Billy Corgan is so intent upon differentiating Zwan from the sadly departed Smashing Pumpkins that he credits his performance on Mary Star of the Sea to the previously unknown "Billy Burke." It's a move that initially smacks of pretension, but it's ultimately fair enough. He wants a fresh start as a member of a band that bares little resemblance to his indelible former unit. While Zwan sometimes displays the anguished heart of the Pumpkins, the band also has a leaner, upbeat sound that is, at times, downright sweet and playful. No one will ever mistake Corgan for a glowing ray of sunshine, but he sure knows how to craft a poppy hook—as evidenced on the giddy "Baby Let's Rock!" and the bouncy "Lyric."

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