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Richard Linklater's film Boyhood has landed on a number of lists of Best Movies of 2014, including all three New York Times film critics: A.O. Scott—"In my 15 years of professional movie reviewing, I can’t think of any film that has affected me the way Boyhood did"—and Stephen Holden, who both place the film in the No. 1 spot on their lists, and Manohla Dargis, whose list is alphabetical. The film is also No. 1 on the year's best lists from New York magazine, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, and Indiewire.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsReviewsFriday, December 12, 2014|0 comments
John Adams's album City Noir has made NPR's list of the Ten Best Classical Albums of 2014. "[T]here was such a bounty of phenomenal albums released this year that the selection process was a joy," writes NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas. She calls saxophonist Timothy McAllister "outstanding" and says "the performances by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, led by David Robertson, are invigorating and top-notch." The New York Times's Anthony Tommasini includes The Met's production of Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer among the Ten Best Classical Music Events of 2014, calling it "a searing yet ruminative work."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsReviewsMonday, December 8, 2014|0 commentsRobert Plant's "lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar" Named Among Year's Best Albums by NPR Music, Sunday Times
Robert Plant's new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, has been named among NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2014. "These 50 albums helped define 2014 for us," says NPR. "They are how we'll remember the year. They're the ones we love well enough to share." Plant's album is a "sophisticated yet beautifully grounded and emotional set ... Artists half his age could envy the life still in the old cat." The Sunday Times of London includes the album on its list of the 100 Best Records of the Year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsReviewsWednesday, December 3, 2014|0 comments
There's still about a month to go before 2014 comes to a close, and already the music magazines have begun to weigh in on the year's best music. Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Uncut, Mojo, and Q have all published their lists of the Best Albums of the Year, and included among them are a number of Nonesuch releases: the latest from The Black Keys and Sam Amidon; the label debut albums from Robert Plant and Conor Oberst; and a special reissue from Emmylou Harris.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsReviewsMonday, November 10, 2014|0 comments
The Sunday Times of London has put together a list of 100 Soundtracks to Love. "Pop or classical, scary or stirring, epic or intimate—a great film score can be as memorable as the movie it serves," says the Sunday Times. "We choose our favourites." Among those favourites are five soundtracks released on Nonesuch Records: Buena Vista Social Club ("put veteran Cuban musicians and their unsung 1930s style of music, son, on the map"), Mishima (Philip Glass's "most vibrant, exuberant score"), The Master (with Jonny Greenwood adding "otherworldly suspense"), Inside Llewyn Davis ("a gem"), and The Fountain (with Clint Mansell's "swarming strings" a standout).