Moments of mayhem mix with the sweet sounds of children in this first family CD by New York’s (arguably) premier alt-jazz trio.
Now free on the band’s site is Golden Opportunities Mixtape, a collection of covers and one original track, all recorded at various radio stations, gigs, and "empty hotel stairwells."
When a 1976 work became the obsession of a group at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, it was clear that New York had lost its exclusive on Steve Reich.
Big Doe Rehab’s coke-slingin’ dramas do not miss—it's hard to imagine that any of the thousand rap records coming out next month will best this one.
Dan Kaufman, of the band Barbez, has recorded a quiet, haunting album of rock songs after the astringent poetry of Paul Celan that is admirable in its unpretentious literariness.
Free At Last's tracks are classic throwbacks, full of seventies-soul samples backing the bearded one’s gruff vocals.
This enormously silly CD is perfect for little ones just discovering scatological humor (that is to say, poop jokes).
The Brazilian guitar duo Sérgio and Odair Assad have been collaborating for over 40 years, and this recent album is a blissful testament to the richness of their pairing.
Alicia Keys is smooth. And smart, and controlled — put unromantically, a sort of R&B player piano with songs you want to hear again and again.
Jay-Z’s Frank Lucas–inspired glance back at the crack-as-opposed-to-salad days, wherein the resurgent master artfully skirts tearful regret and unchecked braggadocio.
Geekery sublimates into full-throttle catharsis on No World For Tomorrow, a combination of fleet tempos, ultra-sticky choruses, and unreconstructed heavy-metal wanking.