| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:45 PM
In the same way that there's no such thing as a terrible Pablo Picasso painting, it's hard to imagine Brian Eno releasing a record worthy of dismissal, let alone contempt.
Some of his 50-odd solo and collaborative albums may be more difficult than...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
What is known as a cover in pop music -- a composer and/or performer making a song his or her own -- is ancient history in classical music. In medieval and Renaissance times, the chant tune on which masses were built was commonly a cover of a standard...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:45 PM
"I wanna be a real, full woman," Sinéad O'Connor sings to begin her strong new studio record, "and live like a real, full woman every day."
For anyone in this age of tweet-sized self-presentation, that's a goal more easily stated than accomplished....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
A modest proposal: Considering the volume of music flowing from the brains of musicians everywhere at all times, how about one month out of each year we take a break to reflect by agreeing not to release any new music? In the summer, most acts are touring...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:18 AM
When Jon Hopkins made his only previous visit to South Florida, he was left off the bill for a November, 2008 show with tourmates Coldplay at the BankAtlantic Center. Not that anyone would have noticed.
To that point the London composer and synth...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:15 AM
"Tomorrow's Harvest," the fourth album by Scottish ambient electronic duo Boards of Canada, begins with the sound of an audio logo, a quick "Intel inside"-suggestive mnemonic that vanishes as quickly as it arrives. The tones are followed by a moment of...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Chances are in coming days when you’re reading about percussionist Alan Myers, who died Monday after a battle with brain cancer, the words "human metronome" will be used. Myers' drumming for punk band Devo came to define the band’s off-kilter...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:10 PM
for punk band Devo
Alan Myers, 58, whose drumming for the punk band Devo came to define its off-kilter sound, died Monday in Los Angeles, said Devo spokesman Michael Pilmer. Myers had brain cancer.
He was the band's...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The music world is in mourning over the death of Lou Reed, the indescribably influential singer, composer and bandleader. He was one of the first to marry rock insouciance with high-art ideas: reducing the form of a guitar band to its absolute minimum,...