Keith Harris

Miles Davis

A Cellarful of Noise

Miles Davis' The Cellar Door Sessions 1970.

 

Philip Peeples (in chair), Ken Bethea, Murry Hammond, and Rhett Miller: Old 97's.

Apart at the Seems

Good lyrics, bad poetry, and the Old 97's.

 

Carolina Rambler

Carolina Rambler

You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music.

 

Josh Homme, far right, post-cocoon.

Communication Breakdown

Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme axes bass player, enters cocoon, makes great rock record.

Josh Homme, far right, post-cocoon.
Kanye West

Edutainment

Kanye West gets an honorary degree in Afro-American studies.

Kanye West
Franco Say Relax

Franco Say Relax

Escapist CD sets gold standard for Congolese compilations.

Franco Say Relax
Kind of boring for a lightning rod.

Gimme a Zzzzz

Norah Jones tries to battle the sophomore slump and stay awake at the same time.

Kind of boring for a lightning rod.
Gretchen Wilson (left) and Jamie O'Neal (right)

Have a Little Faith

Keeping it real with the women of Nashville, however ersatz 'real' may be.

Gretchen Wilson (left) and Jamie O'Neal (right)
Rosanne Cash

House Burning Down

Embracing and synthesizing the past with Rosanne Cash.

Rosanne Cash
Lost in Translation?

Lost in Translation?

Shakira's Oral Fixation, Vol. 2.

Lost in Translation?
The Velvelettes

Needles in the Haystack

Rhino's new girl-group box set.

The Velvelettes

Not-Guilty Pleasures

Considering the Michael Jackson verdict.

Only the Best

Only the Best

When in doubt, give greatest hits. Here are 10 new best-ofs and compilations fit to stuff a music lover's stocking.

Only the Best
Out of Africa

Out of Africa

New collections of old sounds.

Out of Africa
Mya: Her main goal is to please you by acknowledging pops ground rules.

Party Mixes for Shut-Ins

Navigating the poposphere now, totally.

Mya: Her main goal is to please you by acknowledging pops ground rules.
Drive-By Truckers dont try to be who they aint.

Southern Men

Drive-By Truckers and Brooks & Dunn try to go home again.

Drive-By Truckers dont try to be who they aint.
They think they know her, but they don't anything about her: Hilary Duff.

Summer Singles 2005

A look back.

They think they know her, but they don't anything about her: Hilary Duff.
Beyonc鬠post-hot thang magic-stick hypnosis.

Survivor Tactics

Beyoncé ˇnd Ashanti dont quite become their own women.

Beyonc鬠post-hot thang magic-stick hypnosis.
That Real '70s Show

That Real ’70s Show

Peter Shapiro's Turn the Beat Around.

That Real '70s Show
Bruce Springsteen in 1975.

Thunder Road Revisited

Born to Run: 30th Anniversary Edition.

Bruce Springsteen in 1975.