6 items by Barbara O'Dair

  • Kim Gordon: The Godmother of Grunge on Feminism in Rock

    Kim Gordon: The Godmother of Grunge on Feminism in Rock | ARTICLE

    Although she's been called the godmother of grunge for her role as co-founder (with her husband, Thurston Moore) of Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon...

    November 13, 1997 1:35 PM ET
  • To Bring You My Love

    To Bring You My Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Call me Lazarus," growls Polly Jean Harvey on the astonishing To Bring You My Love. It's funny, it's impressive, and we should take her at her word. Never a shrinking violet on record — and perhaps tired...

    March 9, 1995 12:00 AM ET
  • Bedtime Stories

    Bedtime Stories | ALBUM REVIEW

    After the drubbing she has taken in the last few years, Madonna deserves to be mighty mad. And wounded anger is shot through her new album, Bedtime Stories, as she works out survival strategies. While always a...

    December 15, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Whip-Smart

    Whip-Smart | ALBUM REVIEW

    First there was her voice, which mixed girlish glee with irony, both pleasingly conversational and strange in its deadpan rendering of a tumultuous emotional landscape. Then there was her eye, which observed in dead-on detail real-life stories...

    September 22, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Voodoo Lounge

    Voodoo Lounge | ALBUM REVIEW

    Gone are the smooth moves, trendy nods and lackluster songcraft of Dirty Work and Steel Wheels, the Rolling Stones' last two studio discs. The band's new album, Voodoo Lounge, is ragged and glorious, reveling in the...

    July 11, 1994 12:00 AM ET
  • Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

    Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the dozen-odd years that Sonic Youth have been shaping noise into music, the band's sound has grown along with its original vision — nothing short of the redefinition of rock & roll. Now, the Sonics' third...

    May 5, 1994 12:00 AM ET