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Reviews & Essays

Whirl

The pianist and composer returns to the keyboard with tunes both classic and fresh. Read more...

Reviews & Essays

Still Evolving: New Jazz Recordings

A critic's recent listening suggest reports of jazz's death have been greatly overstated. Read more...

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High Violet

The intricate anxieties of twenty-first century adulthood provide the theme for The National's new record. Read more...

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When that Rough God Goes Riding

Greil Marcus on the elusive trail of Van Morrison's musical genius. Read more...

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Pops as Pop

Robert Christgau on the enduring power of Louis Armstrong's horn -- and voice.

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New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh

The new record from an innovative songwriter and performer resists the boundaries of song. Read more...

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Girl Power

A veteran of the riot grrl scene looks back on a short-lived, but groundbreaking musical movement. Read more...

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The Triumph of the Id

Why Lil Wayne resides in a musical universe all his own. Read more...

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Smart and Smarter

Vampire Weekend’s second outing is no sophomore slump. Read more...

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Resuscitations and Business Plans: The Best Albums of 2009

After twelve months of listening, the songs that beg to be heard again. Read more...

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The Dean's List: The Best Albums of 2009

Fourscore (plus three) records worth remembering from a year's devoted listening. Read more...

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Zoot Sims in the Jazz Loft

A horn player lost between eras, found again in a glorious new work of photography. Read more...

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