Singer Norah Jones might once have daydreamed of becoming Billie Holiday, but her new album signals a desire to be a ’70s-model singer-songwriter and not just a dark-haired chanteuse.
A diverse roster of faded rock legends, country music idols and modern-day hitmakers have come together on a new tribute album to pay respect to ’60s country-rock granddadies, the Band. Soundbytes’ David Hyland lets readers know what kind of shape this album is in.
For alternative-rockers the Shins, the purpose of a song is to be a confessional love note. With their much-anticipated album now hitting shelves, Soundbytes’ David Hyland lets readers know if the band’s latest messages get through.
Indie-rock favorites Deerhoof have a new album that, like its predecessors, specializes in the kind of avant-garde rock guaranteed to infuriate listeners.