There’s a narrative about Bob Dylan’s ’60s career that goes about like this: folk maverick goes electric, wins new fans, makes three essential albums, has a motorcycle accident, and is creatively and commercially more or less defunct until Blood on the Tracks in 1975. My
In music, the only thing as important as knowing what’s happened is knowing what’s just about to happen. But there’s no prognostication involved in staying a step ahead when it comes to the new year’s schedule of album releases. All you have to do is
2016 was a tough year, not least of all because we lost so many amazing musicians. Classic Rock (Keith Emerson), Country (Merle Haggard), Folk (The Weavers‘ Fred Hellerman), Jazz (Bobby Hutcherson), Rap (Phife Dawg), R&B (Mack Rice) New Wave (Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns), even
If you were making a musical time capsule for the year 2016, you’d want to be comprehensive, right? And that might involve breaking some rules (like keeping your list narrowed down to 10). So be it. And so we present our picks for the
Our music tells us, though not always clearly, what’s ahead. It always has. What is today’s music saying about tomorrow?