The Malta Independent 24 June 2018, Sunday


Eleanor Friedberger's Greek sojourn is her 'Rebound'

Friday, 1 June 2018, 09:45 Last update: about 23 days ago Associated Press

Eleanor Friedberger, "Rebound" (Frenchkiss Records) Inspired by a 2016 trip to her ancestral Greece, you can feel the electricity in "Rebound," Eleanor Friedberger's fourth solo album since The...

Twin Shadow once again flirts with '80s bombast

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:05 Last update: about 27 days ago

Twin Shadow, "Caer" (Warner Bros./Reprise) For someone who was likely only in the first or second grade when the 1980s ended, George Lewis Jr. seems to have been powerfully affected by that...

Tom Rush writes his own songs on eloquent 'Voices'

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 11:04 Last update: about 25 days ago Associated Press

Tom Rush, "Voices" (Appleseed Recordings) Tom Rush is an oxymoron. The singer and guitarist has been easy enough to find onstage over the years and he'll be performing in venues from...

Nicole Kidman becomes Keith Urban's muse on new album

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:03 Last update: about 26 days ago Associated Press

On Keith Urban's new record, "Graffiti U," female collaborators are featured on many of the tracks both as songwriters and duet partners. But it's his wife, Nicole Kidman, who steals the...

Kat Edmonson truly sings like an 'Old Fashioned Gal'

Monday, 28 May 2018, 11:01 Last update: about 27 days ago Associated Press

Kat Edmonson, "Old Fashioned Gal" (Spinnerette Records) Kat Edmonson's "Old Fashioned Gal" sounds like an alternate soundtrack to an Audrey Hepburn film, 11 self-penned songs of gentle romance...

'Wolfman' Washington's album is deeply New Orleans

Friday, 25 May 2018, 10:53 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Walter "Wolfman" Washington, "My Future Is My Past" (Anti-Records) Inside a New Orleans studio, Walter "Wolfman" Washington takes a sip of his drink, puts the glass down — ice cubes...

Sting and Shaggy collaborate on sunny reggae album

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 10:52 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Sting & Shaggy, "44/876" (A&M/Interscope Records) The fact that Shaggy and Sting are teaming up on a CD does, admittedly, sound like a gimmick. Why are these two very different artists...

Paul Thorn's gospel album is enlivened by experience

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 10:50 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Paul Thorn, "Don't Let the Devil Ride" (Thirty Tigers) Paul Thorn's excellent gospel album, "Don't Let the Devil Ride," is invigorated by his youthful years making the rounds in Mississippi...

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