“The Afterlife” is Noctorum’s first LP in seven years, certainly a good reason to get on the phone with Marty Willson-Piper for a quick interview.
“Achtung Baby” is one of U2’s best. Inspired by French singers, Berlin grooves and a whole lot of intra-band pain. And it turns out to be prescient to what’s happening in the world today.
Endlessly inventive, 10cc incorporated everything from bossa nova to operetta in their discography. Which song rates number one?
Enigmatic, inventive, and hard to label, St. Vincent defies definition, but her mercurial style has nabbed critical raves, and multiple awards. (Not that she cares.)
With credits like “Miami Vice” and Live Aid, Phil Collins personified the ’80s. Even so, let’s not write off the former Genesis front man.