Few directors define their characters through music as succinctly as Wes Anderson, never more so than when he pegged the Creation’s “Making Time” to afterschool overachiever Max Fischer. Although it’s heavy on the British invasion, Rushmore‘s soundtrack is as peripatetic as the film’s beret-sporting protagonist, ranging from Yves Montand’s Francophone croon to the mock-baroque contraptions of Mark Mothersbaugh’s score. And yet it all hangs together splendidly, telling a story all of its own.
By Barry Walters on 10.21.14 in Reviews
Kiesza has a big voice. If this were the '90s, she'd be giving Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion competition in the Titanic-scaled power-ballad department. But since this is the EDM-fixated present, the debut...
By Annie Zaleski on 08.12.14 in Reviews
Although the Gaslight Anthem are often seen as acolytes of and heirs to Bruce Springsteen, their career trajectory has far more in common with another one of their major influences: Pearl Jam. Besides the surface paralle...
By Maura Johnston on 05.23.14 in Features
On her quirky new LP, the "elusive chanteuse" travels back to her early days.
By Barry Walters on 03.18.14 in Reviews
George Michael has released only one studio album, Patience, since last millennium, and that was seven years ago. So it's more than a little frustrating that he'd break his silence with a live disc documenting a 2011-12...