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Yearly Archives: 2001
Toya’s debut on Arista Records is an impressive collection of energetic, personal songs about going out, meeting guys, having good relationships and taking care after disappointments. It’s a stylish, alert and confident mix of having fun and being wise that’s … Continue reading
Marc Ribot is a guitarist-bandleader known for distinctive arrangements and striking improvisations. In "Saints," he interprets works from experimental composers, soloists, and his own songbook to create a solo guitar CD that has a sparse and alluring appeal. Ribot says … Continue reading
Suzanne Vega’s "Songs In Red And Gray" finds the accomplished singer-songwriter reacting to unexpected changes by writing beautifully crafted songs that may be the most emotionally direct of her career. Vega looks at big questions, old memories and small details … Continue reading
In her latest CD, pop singer Jennifer Paige builds on the success of her 1998 hit single, "Crush," and shows how adept she’s become in a range of modern pop styles. Paige worked with top producers to create "Positively Somewhere," … Continue reading
Singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky is a keen observor of the emotional ground people cross as they struggle with their lives and loves. On "Every Single Day," she sings heartfelt and delicately rendered songs of hope and sorrow, understanding and sometimes, redemption. … Continue reading