Category Archives: Stylus

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

These are a few of my favorite things: on McCartney

[Originally published 2/5/07 at Stylus Magazine. The video, notably, stars John Hurt. RIP.] Stylus Magazine’s Seconds column examines those magic moments that arise when listening to a piece of music that strikes that special chord inside. That pounding drum intro; a … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, favorite things, pop, Stylus

These are a few of my favorite things: on Journey

[Written for the Stylus feature “The Diamond,” published 4/24/07. Seems fitting to republish this on Steve Perry’s 68th (!) birthday.] The Diamond is an apt name for albums certified for 10 million + sales by the Recording Industry Association of … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, favorite things, rock, Stylus

These are a few of my favorite things: on Jam & Lewis

[Written as the frontpiece for Stylus’s Hall of Fame week celebration of Jimmy “Jam” Harris and Terry Lewis, published 4/17/06.] A few years ago, a friend sent me a copy of a promo boxed set he’d snagged from a used-record … Continue reading

Posted in 1980s, 1990s, favorite things, pop, R&B, Stylus