Tinariwen | Amadjar

WHO ARE THEY? The long-running collective of Tuareg bluesmen who hail from the Sahara Desert region of Northern Mali — and whose shapeshifting lineup seemingly changes as constantly and...

Miles Davis | Rubberband

WHO IS HE? The greatest trumpet player who ever lived (sorry, Wynton). The musical visionary who changed the entire course of jazz. Then did it again. And again after...

Death Cab For Cutie | The Blue EP

WHO ARE THEY? The veteran Washington alt-rock and indie-pop outfit founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Ben Gibbard — and named after a song by the legendary Bonzo Dog Band. WHAT...

Post Malone | Hollywood’s Bleeding

WHO IS HE? The face-tattooed (and pretty much everywhere-else-tattooed) rapper and singer-songwriter whose real name is Austin Richard Post. WHAT IS THIS? His third studio album in less than three...

Chrissie Hynde With The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble | Valve Bone Woe

WHO IS SHE? The leader and sole permanent member of the great Pretenders. The unmistakable vocalist with arguably the greatest contralto and most expressive vibrato in rock. And the...

The Highwomen | The Highwomen

WHO ARE THEY? Country music's newest supergroup and self-described "collaborative movement" is this all-female ensemble featuring newly minted Grammy magnet Brandi Carlile, veteran songwriter Natalie Hemby, country-popster Maren Morris...

Iggy Pop | Free

WHO IS HE? The streetwalkin' cheetah with a heart full of napalm. The runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb. The king of The Stooges. The godfather of punk. The...

Indie Roundup | 14 Numbers You Need This Thursday

Airbourne shake it up, Tami Neilson gets on board, New Pornographers fall in love, Patrick Watson dreams on, Enforcer sail on and more in today's Roundup. And now, it's...

Swans, Danny Brown Top Today’s Album Announcements

What do Swans and Danny Brown have in common? You already know the answer: They both announced new albums on Thursday. Detroit rapper Brown's uknowhatimsayin¿ drops on Oct. 4,...

Blasts From The Past: Three CanCon Oldies Rescued From Obscurity

Back in the dark days when CDs were pretty much the only medium for music, I often got on my critical soapbox to lament the vast number of classic...

Kele Okereke’s 2042 Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Kele Okereke is ahead of his time — 23 years, to be exact. The Bloc Party frontman's new album 2042 will arrive Nov. 8, according to a press release....

Son of John | Country Pure: Video Showcase

Canadian country-roots duo Son of John are Country Pure in their new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist. A preview of their forthcoming album, the down-to-earth ode from...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 3, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Cafe Tacuba, Richard Thompson, Megadeth and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

Rewinding August | The Best Pop & Rock

From Lana Del Rey and Taylor Swift to The Hold Steady and Volbeat, the pop and the rock were plentiful in August. Here's the toppermost of the poppermost, listed...

Rewinding August | The Best Indies

From Australian oddballs to charismatic Canadians, there was no shortage of essential indie fare in August. Here's the best of the bunch, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on...

On Repeat | Best Music