Archive for the 'CDs' Category

Catching up on CD reviews (part 1)

by Michael on Sunday, August 1st, 2004

Somehow I never seem to actually get around to writing up reviews of the CDs I buy, so I’m going to try to catch up some. I probably won’t end up writing about everything I’ve bought over the past few months, but hopefully I’ll remember to talk about all of the highlights. Thea Gilmore — […]

First listen: Susan McKeown – Sweet Liberty

by Michael on Wednesday, March 10th, 2004

I was fortunate enough to get a copy of Susan McKeown‘s new traditional album, Sweet Liberty, in the mail yesterday, despite the fact that the official release date isn’t until April 13th. Thanks, Susan! After a couple of listens, I must say that I absolutely love this CD. Sweet Liberty is one of her albums […]

My favorite CDs of 2003

by Michael on Sunday, February 1st, 2004

Better late than never, I suppose, so here are my favorite CDs from among those that came out in 2003. There were other CDs that were pretty darned good, but these are the ones I liked the best. Michael’s Favorite CDs of 2003: The Dresden Dolls — The Dresden Dolls This one is absolutely brilliant, […]

At first listen

by Michael on Sunday, August 10th, 2003

Last Monday I received a package from one of the best CD stores on the web, CDBaby, containing four new albums, so I thought that I’d post my first impressions of them. If any of these descriptions end up sounding at all intriguing to you, go and listen to some of the sound samples for […]

Cranes – Forever

by Jennifer on Friday, June 13th, 2003

Alison Shaw’s voice….what’s the word? Ethereal….haunting….otherworldly. She whisps along in a voice that shouldn’t work with the music, but does. Sometimes she sounds lost, but almost deliberately so. Other times she grooves along in a more dramatic fashion. And I don’t think I was expected to like it as much as I do. But I […]