AllMusic.com Reviews

09/29/2008Reviews

The following pages are some of my favorite pieces taken from my days freelancing for AllMusic.com. I wrote almost 200 reviews and bios for them over the course of a … Read More

Shawn Colvin – Steady On

09/29/2008Reviews

Sonically, Steady On is a triumph, with its emotional intimacy captured with smooth precision. Vocally, Colvin’s tender, sometimes whisper-like performances are astonishing and haunting, provocative and seductive all at once.

Amy Ray – Stag

09/29/2008Reviews

Amy Ray has a message. She always has. But as half of the Indigo Girls, she was a bit more measured, reserved, and polite, if you will. Still, she wants … Read More

David Gray – Sell, Sell, Sell

09/29/2008Reviews

On Sell, Sell, Sell, David Gray plugs in and cranks it up a notch higher than on his previous release, Flesh. Where once there were sparse arrangements of acoustic guitar … Read More

Jonatha Brooke – Steady Pull

09/29/2008Reviews

Continuing her standing as an independent artist, Jonatha Brooke kicks off the millennium with Steady Pull, the second release on her own Bad Dog Records. Steady Pull is at once … Read More

Grant-Lee Phillips – Mobilize

09/29/2008Reviews

Some records defy explanation and rise above any praise or criticism. They exist in a realm of their own creation and definition, undeserving of attempts to categorize or humanize their … Read More

Kim Richey – Rise

09/29/2008Reviews

There’s a lot about Kim Richey’s Rise that is intriguing. All of it seems to circle around the balancing of playful and contemplative moods. The lyrics, the instrumentation, the arrangements … Read More