Archive: Reviews

Wale day: Here at last

After five mixtapes, dozens of guest spots, countless delays and nearly 9,300 tweets, "Attention Deficit" is finally here. How long have we been waiting for the debut album from local rapper Wale? Here's the Post's story about the DMV's breakout star with the headline, "The Great Rap Hope" ......

By David Malitz | November 10, 2009; 08:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bernie Williams 'Moving Forward' ... With Music

Bernie Williams (yes, the ex-baseball star) has released a new album, "Moving Forward." And who better to write about it than The Washington Post's music-obsessed national baseball writer, Dave Sheinin? Herewith, his review. (And by the way, Yankees fans, Chien-Ming Wang just gave up two more homers while you...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 20, 2009; 11:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Micachu & the Shapes, the Coathangers, Superchunk and more: Really Quick Spins

Micachu & the Shapes - "Jewellry" There's a lot of static, blurting keyboards and other random noises that populate the songs on the debut by this 21-year-old Londoner. But if you strip away all the noise -- not that you'd want to, since it gives the album its personality...

By David Malitz | April 7, 2009; 01:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Prince's 'MPLSoUND,' Etc. (One-Word Review)

Auto-Tune?????!??!??!??????? ***** The trend-setting pop genius is now chasing trends. Go figure. Full review of his "LOtUSFLOW3R" and "MPLSoUND" albums coming after -- or, rather, if -- I figure out how to navigate his sorta-insane, subscription-only, Flashed-up site, which went live last night. Giving the little purple polyglot your $77...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 25, 2009; 05:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Album Review: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Beware'

One wonders if Will Oldham's prolific nature sometimes works against him. After all, it's hard to have a landmark album when almost every year brings a new and worthy addition to an already overflowing discography. "Beware" is the indie-folk iconoclast-troubadour's latest under the Bonnie "Prince" Billy moniker he's been using...

By J. Freedom du Lac | March 16, 2009; 11:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Chasing Amy

Maybe Amy Winehouse is the next Nikka Costa. Ever think of that? One of my favorite entries in "The New Book of Rock Lists" was "100 New Dylans" by Greil Marcus. I was thinking about that last night, not because of the Malitz review of the latest entry in...

By J. Freedom du Lac | October 14, 2008; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (2)


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