Jeff Buckley Around the World
The posthumous DVD/CD set captures the best of the artist’s live performances
Darius Rucker Crosses Country Music’s Color Line
The former star of Hootie & the Blowfish becomes the first Black man to win the Country Music Association award for best new artist.
Reviews of Cowboy Troy’s album Loco Motive and Toby Keith’s White Trash With Money,
Ruth Brown And Q-Tip Are Back
A survey of soul history, and a glimpse at the future of hip-hop.
The Joy of Patti Austin
After more than 50 years of making music, the R&B singer still sounds excited about the possibilities.
Music: Darius Rucker
Learn to Live reflects on reaching middle-age with a raw and honest vulnerability.
Music: Asobi Seksu
The duo’s new album Hush is sprawling and ethereal in one moment and intensely focused in others.
Music: TV on the Radio
TV on the Radio’s third album, Dear Science, is flecked with Obama-esque hope.
Music: Girl In A Coma
The new album from the San Antonio, Texas–based trio is well worth the wait.
A Band Called Pain
The Black heavy metal quartet has produced an album that belies simple racialized aesthetics.
The hip-hop group AntiRacist 15 uses community organizing as a model for music that inspires.
Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South and Speaking From the Body: Latinas on Health and Culture
Reviews of new releases from Public Enemy, Shock G and Teena Marie.
Queer Gothic Soul on Misogyny, Sexism and the Middle East.
Zap Mama Ancestry in Progress (V2/BMG)
How Can I Be Down? A bisexual black man’s take on “the down low.”
The notion that black men on the “DL” are categorically bi is a gross oversimplification of the issue, and it shows little understanding for the way black men navigate their sexuality and identity.