Review: Strummer’s New Album Goes ‘Global’
2001 / Music

Review: Strummer’s New Album Goes ‘Global’

In this installment of Soundbytes, we take a look at some singer-songwriters who’ve dared to incorporate musical styles outside the Western tradition into their songs –- styles that are typically ignored by the narrow confines of rock music. But rather than raid these genres for fresh ideas, these albums succeed in expanding listeners’ palettes. Continue reading

Review: Iggy Pop Looks Back, Farrell Heads For Dance Floor
2001 / Music

Review: Iggy Pop Looks Back, Farrell Heads For Dance Floor

A decade ago, Iggy Pop and Jane’s Addiction vocalist Perry Farrell might well have been musical father and son. But, since their glory days, they’ve taken their own distinct paths, and their new albums show things have taken a new turn for both men. In addition, other artists with new CDs in stores include Radiohead, Roxy Music, the Cult, Doyle Bramhall II and Brand New Immortals. Continue reading