- October 20, 2003
- In Brief: Rufus Wainwright and Emmylou Harris
Ethan Brown reviews new releases by Rufus Wainwright and Emmylou Harris.
- March 6, 2000
- Bold Ambition
As teen pop shimmies up the charts, Air and William Orbit are hooked on classics and Femi Kuti is reinventing Afro pop. Auteurism, anyone?
- March 14, 2005
- The Half-Buck Stops Here
50 Cent hawks himself into a corner on The Massacre.
- February 21, 2005
- The Glibness Unto Death
Clever pop songsmiths have miniaturized themselves into a state of arrested development.
- May 11, 1998
- Axes to Grind
Geezers with guitars: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant grow up, Eric Clapton grows boring, and Van Halen grows ever more irrelevant.
- November 6, 2000
- Safe Passage
All That You Can't Leave Behind (Interscope).
Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island).
- December 4, 2000
- Back From the Future
On The W, the famously inventive Wu-Tang Clan slows down for a victory lap around the old school, but their retread beats don't make the grade.
- May 21, 2001
- Love Is the Drug
Missy Elliott, Miss E . . . So Addictive
R.E.M , Reveal
Various Artists, Wild Pitch Classics
Various Artists, Tommy Boy Essentials: Hip Hop Vol. 1
- June 21, 2004
- Dull Roar
PJ Harvey is back to her old angry self, but she can’t quite hold our attention like she once could. Plus, the loner-loser roots of electronic music.
- October 16, 2000
- In Brief:
"Tiny Reminders" and "Let's Get Ready . . ."