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By Tim Needles On Friday, June 10th, 2016

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: PersonA

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros PersonA (Community Music Group) A clear evolution it evident on Edward Sharpe’s new album, Person A, which introduces a darker, more mature sound and lyrical depth. The album More...

By Tim Needles On Friday, January 22nd, 2016

David Bowie: Blackstar

David Bowie Blackstar (Columbia) David Bowie’s 25th and final studio album, Blackstar, is akin to a creative goodbye to his dedicated audience released on his 69th birthday just two days prior to his death. More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The Flaming Lips: Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997

The Flaming Lips Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994 – 1997 (Warner Bros.) Listening to the new Flaming Lips’ Heady Nuggs three-disc collection of music from 1994-1997, one is reminded of More...

By Tim Needles On Monday, December 14th, 2015

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams (Atlantic Records) Success seems to work for the band Coldplay who began their musical career with somber songs like “Yellow” and across seven albums have progressively grown More...

By Tim Needles On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Adele: 25

Adele 25 (XL Recordings/Columbia) It seems as if the world decided quickly that Adele’s new album, 25, her third studio album, was a success almost instantaneously. After listening to just the first three tracks, More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FILM: Jellyfish Eyes

I’ve been a fan of the artwork of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and his “superflat” pop-art inspired characters, so the potential to see them come alive in his new directorial debut Jellyfish Eyes was an More...

By Tim Needles On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color

Alabama Shakes Sound and Color (ATO Records) Fans of the Alabama Shakes can rejoice after the release of Sound and Color because the band delivers everything you’d want to hear and more in its sophomore album. More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

We talk with directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado of The Salt of The Earth

Director Wim Wenders is well known for groundbreaking films like Faraway, So Close!, Wings of Desire, and Buena Vista Social Club and he recently teamed up with a co-director Juliano Salgado to create the Oscar-nominated More...

By Tim Needles On Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Elvis Perkins – I Aubade

Elvis Perkins I Aubade (Mir Image Reproduction, LLC) It’s been six years since Elvis Perkins released an album, but his new release, I Aubade, is something of a departure from his previous work thanks to its More...

By Tim Needles On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Sonny and the Sunsets: Talent Night at the Ashram

Sonny and the Sunsets Talent Night at the Ashram (Polyvinyl Records) Sonny and the Sunsets’ new album, Talent Night at the Ashram, sounds something like underground pop surf rock hits of the 1960’s played More...