Review: Devendra Banhart Continues Free-Spirited Wanderings On New Disc
2009 / Music

Review: Devendra Banhart Continues Free-Spirited Wanderings On New Disc

Too long surrounded by an army of like-minded longhairs, singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart is beginning to outgrow his handle as the prophet of “freak folk.” His new album documents a maturing artist who has grown into a songwriter and performer of surprising utility. Continue reading

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Review: Simon’s New Album Stresses Sounds Of Silence
2000 / Music

Review: Simon’s New Album Stresses Sounds Of Silence

Paul Simon’s new album, “You’re The One,” carries a sense of the understated. The album’s serene songs, which seem to move and weave with a strong sense of effortlessness, hover only a bit louder than silence. They remain low-key, like shy wallflowers at a school dance. Continue reading