- June 1, 1998 | Pop Music Review
- Tenured Radicals
Quintessential downtown guitar futurists Sonic Youth have a new studio, and a new album -- their best of the nineties -- to show for it.
- February 1, 1999 | Pop Music Review
- I'm With the Band
Righteous rocker Ani DiFranco, famous for doing it all herself, puts together her very first group -- and creates her best album yet.
- February 14, 2000 | Pop Music Review
- Soul's Survivor
D'Angelo will sing no line before its time. But after a five-year wait, "Voodoo" is still spontaneous, dynamic, and sometimes oddly unfinished.
- April 24, 2000 | Pop Music Review
- Möbius Smith
On his new album, Elliott Smith sounds like the man who came in from the home studio. And he's all the better tackling the world outside his navel.
- December 6, 1999 | Pop Music Review
- Sale of a Century
Imagine the twentieth century without Elvis. Sony already has (for $329), but smaller labels are reeling in the last 100 years more intelligently.
- January 18, 1999 | Pop Music Review
- Is Glass Half Empty?
Philip Glass still can't get the respect of the music Establishment -- not because he's too minimalist and post-modern; now it's because he's too lush and romantic.
- August 10, 1998 | Pop Music Review
- Paradise Glossed
Brian Wilson's still-considerable gifts poke through the bland production on a new album, and the reclusive former Beach Boy is even planning his first solo tour.
- June 19, 2000 | Pop Music Review
- For Whom Belle Tolls
Glasgow septet Belle and Sebastian have always made orchestral maneuvers in the dark. On their new album, they get self-conscious about it.
- March 23, 1998 | Pop Music Review
- L.A. Consequential
Brooklyn folkie Elliott Smith wrote a song for "Good Will Hunting." Now he's playing an unlikely stage -- the Oscars.
- February 22, 1999 | Pop Music Review
Theater and rock have made many an ill-fated match, but the cast album of the Off Broadway glam-rock musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" proves a thrilling exception.