Listen Closer: Joe Henry; Peter Gabriel & Elbow; The Secret Sisters; Hiss Golden Messenger; Belle & Sebastian; Beck Covers Arcade Fire

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Got headphones?For my money, the most exciting title on the summer music calendar is Joe Henry's new album Invisible Hour, which rivals his finest records. (Two of my favorite connoisseurs, Andy Whitman and Josh Hurst, have already declared it the album of the year, and maybe the album of the decade.)Here's a Soundcloud link to the song "Lead Me On," which features Lisa Hannigan.Does anybody write about the mystery of music more beautifully than Joe Henry? Here's an excerpt from his … [Read more...]

Listen Closer: Peter Gabriel, Joe Henry

I'll Scratch Yours

My musical journey through 2014 begins with a bunch of my favorite artists together on one record performing Peter Gabriel covers. And right off the bat, I'm impressed. David Byrne's version of "I Don't Remember" is fantastic. … [Read more...]

Peter Gabriel – "Play" = surround sound heaven

If you have a surround-sound DVD system, and if you have any interest in the music of Peter Gabriel, Play has just become THE ultimate Peter Gabriel experience. … [Read more...]


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