Thursday, January 3, 2008
Brad Mehldau is one of the top 20 talents to watch in 2008, according to The Daily Telegraph (UK).
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Ibrahim Ferrer's Mi Sueno tops the list of last year's best in jazz according to the San Jose Mercury News, and its beauty extends beyond the boundaries of genre, according to critic Jim Harrington. He writes that Ferrer's posthumously released record is "nothing less than an absolute dream recording for Latin music lovers." Harrington continues:
Monday, January 7, 2008
The Washington Post has added The Magnetic Fields' "Please Stop Dancing" to the top of their "Singles File" list. The song is off Distortion, the group's forthcoming Nonesuch release, and the paper says it's "the first great love song of 2008," albeit one in a "smog of distorted guitars." Writes the Post's Chris Richards: "Leave it to Magnetic Fielder Stephin Merritt to make such cacophony sound cute."
Check out the "Singles File" at washingtonpost.com.