Category Archives: reviews

Breathe with me: the Prodigy, collected

Wrote this glowing review of the Prodigy’s hits+ comp for Stylus in 2006. And fortunately, they rebounded after this. Check out last year’s No Tourists, which may be their strongest since Fat of the Land. The Prodigy easily had more … Continue reading

Posted in reviews, Stylus

Single file

There’s a bunch of great singles out right now, across numerous formats. Some I’ve blurbed for The Singles Jukebox, and some I’ve missed. Here’s a brief round-up.   Welcome back to the pop world, Aubrey! I mean, obviously he’s not been … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, new music, 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