4 items by Barney Hoskyns

  • The Masterplan

    The Masterplan | ALBUM REVIEW

    One day we may look back, in wonder if not in anger, at the collective hallucination that heralded Oasis as the new Beatles; notwithstanding the soaring euphoria of songs like "Live Forever" and "Wonderwall." Given the backlash...

    November 17, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Mezzanine

    Mezzanine | ALBUM REVIEW

    Elder statesmen of the moody dance genre that used to trade under the facile name of trip-hop, Massive Attack like to take their time making albums — so long, indeed, that they perpetually run the risk of...

    May 28, 1998 12:00 AM ET
  • Butterfly

    Butterfly | ALBUM REVIEW

    On what is something of a transitional album, the recently separated Mariah Carey moves still further away from the warmed-over Whitney Houston of Carey's early recordings and firmly into the milieu of modern, hip-hop-inflected R&B. The surprise...

    October 30, 1997 1:00 AM ET
  • Pop


    It is hard to believe we're a whole decade away from The Joshua Tree — U2's very own Born in the U.S.A., their Purple Rain, their defining moment of megastardom. Seems like only yesterday that the band...

    March 20, 1997 1:00 AM ET