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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 ReviewsArtist NewsFriday, 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 ReviewsArtist NewsThursday, December 11, 2014|0 commentsHear "Spooks" from "Inherent Vice" Soundtrack, Featuring Jonny Greenwood, Members of Supergrass, Joanna Newsom
Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, Inherent Vice, is due out this coming Monday on Nonesuch Records (with the vinyl to follow March 3). Before then, and before the film opens in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles this Friday, have a listen to the track "Spooks," an unreleased Radiohead-penned tune performed by Greenwood with Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey of Supergrass and a voiceover by Joanna Newsom. You can hear the track, which premiered on Stereogum, here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsThursday, December 11, 2014|0 comments
Boyhood has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director and Best Screenplay for Richard Linklater; Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette; and Best Supporting Actor for Ethan Hawke. Joaquin Phoenix is up for Best Actor, Comedy or Musical, for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, and Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye's song "Mercy Is," from Darren Aronofsky's Noah, is up for Best Original Song. All three films' soundtracks are on Nonesuch Records.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News FilmArtist NewsWednesday, December 10, 2014|0 comments
NPR Music has announced its Favorite Songs of 2014, including songs from four Nonesuch releases: The Black Keys' "Weight of Love," from their new album, Turn Blue; Robert Plant's "Little Maggie," from his Nonesuch debut album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar; Conor Oberst's "Hundreds of Ways," from his Nonesuch debut, Upside Down Mountain; and James Farm's "Two Steps," from their sophomore album, City Folk.