Handel Tamerlano: Ainsley, Gauvin, Cencic, Il Pomo d'Oro, Minasi: naive Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 24 2014 Star rating: 5.0 Stupendous new recording of one of Handel's greatest operas With any new recording of Handel's Tamerlano,...Show More Summary
During President Barack Obama’s presidency, a record number of government employees have prosecuted for leaking or blowing the whistle. Several of them have been prosecuted under the Espionage Act, a World War I-era law that was intended to be used against spies and not for punishing people who disclose information without authorization. Show More Summary
Young people who use marijuana may be at risk for heart attacks and other serious cardiovascular problems, a new study suggests. Researchers reviewed records from the French Addictovigilance Network, a national system of centers in France that gather information about drug abuse and dependence. From 2006 to 2010, they found 35 reports of patients who […]
1975: Bernard Parmegiani - De Natura Sonorum by Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on 04-23-2014 I remember reviewing a Johnny Ramone solo record right after the punk paragon had died, but I’ve never been working on a review only to see the artist who created its subject pass on before it’s done. Show More Summary
Texas Slim - That’s Who I am (Feelin’ Good Records: 024) Texas Slim is his name and yes, he is a long, lean gunslinger from Texas (born in Dallas, in 1963, his family and friends know him as Robert Sullivan) and has been playing the blues for well over twenty years now and from the highly […]
From the finalists in Above the Law's Law Review Video Contest, this one's from my old law school NYU (language warning):For the record, I think the main character in this video has it right, it's what I expect from all my students,Show More Summary
Oxford-based Adlens, “the global leader in variable focus technology for the eyewear industry” has named integrated digital agency True North as its agency of record, following a review that included twelve other agencies. As agencyShow More Summary
In reviewing the television film Churchill & The Fascist Plot (History Channel), I loved the era, the historical records accessed and the connection to my other posts on late 1930s Britain. However the title of the programme wasShow More Summary
Mally’s latest outing, The Colors of Black, may perhaps be his strongest yet. Sonically, it’s a powerful album, with his deep voice projecting purposefully, especially on records like “Two Worlds and “Crimson.” Also, his flow is equally...Show More Summary
Tove Lo has quickly become Sweden’s most exciting musical import since Robyn. Her brilliant debut EP, Truth Serum (iTunes), was released last month to rave reviews. A gut-wrenching record that chronicles the singer coping with the deterioration of a painful relationship, the EP calls to mind Jagged Little Pill – but with a sophisticated andMORE
Reviews of new albums from Todd Terje, Bon Iver's S. Carey, and Lefse Records' Space Project. Read more articles like "Capsule Reviews: Todd Terje, Space Project & S. Carey" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
A poignant love letter and paradigm-shifting record.
Adrianna Marie And Her Groovecutters - Double Crossing Blues (Midnight Owl Records) Adrianna’s parents were members of the folk group The Carolees who, during the sixties travelled as a family unit across the Eastern Seaboard of America entertaining people at many a venue. Due to this almost gypsy style upbringing Adrianna tasted the thrill of performing […]
Only 1000 copies (850 on standard black, 150 on gold vinyl) were pressed the first time around, but six years after 20 Buck Spin came out with Samothrace’s Life’s Trade (my review of which can be read by clicking here), they’ve pressed up another batch, which you may order by heading here. You may play […]
The Minimalist Easter opera 'The Gospel According to the Other Mary' by John Adams is played like a revelation of a Revelation on Deutsche Grammophon. In a perfect colossally Minimalist world, where resources and rehearsal time are no...Show More Summary
The recorded story of modern man has been divided in to chapters of historical significance, with events and accomplishments that every person alive today is taught about in grade school. The ancient Egyptians constructing of the pyramids, Alexander Flemming discovering penicillin, Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon first, and now, Madgarden releasing Hodappy Bird
Former Brooks & Dunn superstar vocalist Ronnie Dunn has returned to market with the second solo album of his career, this one his first under his own Little Will-E Records label. Does the album showcase all that we've come to like about the talented singer/songwriter's music through the years? Let's find out!
Active Voice reviews Gaiutra Bahadur’s book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture and wonders whether “banning words or proscribing them ever achieves the desired outcome”: Should we be trying to sanitize history or recording it in all its ugliness for the benefit of future generations? Can we ever liberate the...
The Republican Party is suing the Internal Revenue Service, claiming it’s withheld records from the RNS’s 2013 Freedom of Information Act Request. In the initial request on May 21, 2013, the RNC sought to review documents and correspondence related to criteria used for reviewing and approving 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organizations. This request followed revelations that the […]
Back in 2012, Bikini Kill announced the formation of its own label, Bikini Kill Records, as well as its intention to release every single song, demo, performance, and record it ever recorded. That sounds well and good, and Bikini Kill...Show More Summary