Category Archives: reviews

Demi Lovato, ‘Tell Me You Love Me’

Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” was my #1 single of 2015, and follow-up “Confident” was great too, but parent album Confident didn’t quite get across the finish line as a whole record. I’m happy to report, then, that Lovato’s new Tell … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, reviews

These are a few of my favorite things: Jodeci

[One of the longest reviews I wrote for Stylus, on 2005 greatest hits albums by Jodeci and K-Ci and JoJo. Originally published 7/06/05.] The key to Jodeci, as K-Ci & JoJo’s output has shown us, wasn’t K-Ci Hailey, nor was it … Continue reading

Posted in 1990s, favorite things, R&B, reviews, Stylus, Uncategorized

Kate Bush, ’50 Words for Snow’ (Fish People/EMI, 2011)

A couple of years ago I discovered The Essential Winter’s Solstice, two discs of Windham Hill wintertime music at its best, and quietest; it coincided with my attending a Windham Hill holiday concert, which was a beautiful, contemplative evening. That’s where … Continue reading

Posted in 2010s, reviews

Migos, ‘Culture’ (300/Quality Control/Atlantic, 2017)

Talking with Alfred recently about the current #1 single in the U.S., I asked him, “Migos [and Lil Uzi Vert sure] love words, don’t they?” He replied with one word: “Logorrhea.” And he’s right. To a certain extent, you can use that … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, hip hop, reviews