New Amy Winehouse Doc Puts Music in the Spotlight
Her 2006 masterpiece “Back to Black” put Amy Winehouse in the pantheon of rock legends. A new documentary traces how that album came together.
U2’s Achtung Baby: Ahead of Its Time, Now Timely
“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.
Treasure Hunting: 10 Gems From Tom Petty’s “An American Treasure”
Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of the Heartbreakers have curated a fabulous collection of unknown Tom Petty tunes. (His daughter approves.)
Otis Rush, the Quiet Master of the Blues
Before he died on Sep. 29, guitarist Otis Rush forged a place of his own among America’s blues masters. Here’s our tribute.
Today’s Troubadours: 7 New Releases You Need to Know
For coal-black humor, there’s Ward White’s “Diminish”; for garage-band rock n’ roll, Sarah Borges’ “Love’s Middle Name.” Music by the greatest living guitar stylist? Richard Thompson’s “13 Rivers.” Plus four more killer albums.