The master picker and tinkerer of Mali's ngoni lute can rock out with any desert Hendrix. But on 'Miri' he abandons the amplifiers and record his most purely listenable album.
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Mitski's 'Be the Cowboy,' Soccer Mommy's 'Clean,' Adrianne Lenker's 'Abysskiss,' and Nice As Fuck's self-titled effort.
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews two albums apiece from Rolling Blackouts C.F., Fred Thomas, and Walter Martin.
The dean on some of this spring's biggest pop releases.
It would be silly to deny how good this music sounds.
The Dean takes on records from Orchestra Baobab, Tinariwen, and the late Mariem Hassan.
The Dean tackles new albums from Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and Syd, before looking back at recent records by NxWorries and John Legend.
The Dean tackles albums from Tom Zé, Fanfare Ciocarlia, and The Klezmatics.
The Dean reviews Leonard Cohen's final album and a trio of records from Jens Lekman.
The Dean offers his take on the Detroit rapper's career, along with a bit of Ab-Soul.
This week's Expert Witness looks at releases from The Highwaymen, Dave Van Ronk, and more.