195 items by Christian Hoard

  • Live From Austin TX

    Live From Austin TX | ALBUM REVIEW

    Case, sometime member of Canadian indie stars the New Pornographers and a country singer of choice for lots of indie kids, sticks mostly to rootsier stuff on this largely unplugged live record. Though her big voice commands...

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • Fans to Rock Hall: Induct this Weirdo!

    Fans to Rock Hall: Induct this Weirdo! | ARTICLE

    Is "Weird Al" — the guy that brought you "Eat It" and made sure the melody from that Chamillionaire song was stuck in your head for a month longer than it would have been — worthy of...

    January 9, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • People

    People | ALBUM REVIEW

    This Brooklyn quartet broke out last year with Feels, which sounded something like Another Green World on mescaline: all bizarro pastoral reveries full of primitivist tom-tom beats, rippling guitars and exuberantly yelped vocals. This EP is just...

    January 8, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • "Give It to Me"

    "Give It to Me" | SONG REVIEW

    A leaked cut from Timbaland's upcoming solo album, "Give It to Me" is a moderately catchy tune with a Timbabeat that balances clubby...

    December 14, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Yours to Keep

    Yours to Keep | ALBUM REVIEW

    The solo debut from the afro'd Strokes guitarist banks on a shaggy, freewheeling sound and a deadpan sexiness that sounds pretty, um, Strokesy. Hammond doesn't out-write his band – several songs here get vague – but...

    November 30, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Axl Update: Eagles of Death Metal Strike Back

    Axl Update: Eagles of Death Metal Strike Back | ARTICLE

    Earlier today, we told you how Eagles of Death Metal got booted from their opening slot on the Guns n' Roses tour after just one gig, with G n' R fans booing them roundly and Axl...

    November 27, 2006 6:04 PM ET
  • One With Everything: Styx & The Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland

    One With Everything: Styx & The Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland | ALBUM REVIEW

    This live record presents not-terribly-obvious picks from Styx's back catalog, with accompaniment from a Cleveland youth orchestra. Though some arrangements are tweaked nicely and avoid arena overload on cuts like "Miss America," some of the orchestra's contributions...

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Hold Steady: America's greatest bar band

    The Hold Steady: America's greatest bar band | ARTICLE

    Below is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared in RS 1011 from October 19, 2006. This issue and the rest of the Rolling Stone archives are available via Rolling Stone Plus, Rolling Stone's...

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Okonokos

    Okonokos | ALBUM REVIEW

    My Morning Jacket became one of last year's biggest indie-rock success stories with Z, on which the Louisville quintet ditched its meandering, reverb-gobbed backwoods sound in favor of something both more epic and more focused that wedded...

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Boys And Girls In America

    Boys And Girls In America | ALBUM REVIEW

    Over two albums, the Hold Steady have staked their claim as America's best bar band, pulling ragged glory from boozy riffage and the oddly gripping splutters of frontman-storyteller Craig Finn. Boys and Girls in America is a...

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The Captain and The Kid

    The Captain and The Kid | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Captain and the Kid is the third album in a career-resurrecting run that began in 2001, when Elton John took the novel approach of sitting down at a piano and writing songs that sound a lot...

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • "Think I'm In Love"

    "Think I'm In Love" | SONG REVIEW

    Along with "Cell Phone's Dead," Beck's online-only new single, this brand-new song indicates Beck already has some prime material in the can for...

    August 24, 2006 11:05 AM ET
  • Black Holes And Revelations

    Black Holes And Revelations | ALBUM REVIEW

    Muse's fourth album is one of the year's most overblown records, mixing together huge, doomy soundscapes, snarling guitars and space-age sound effects with Matthew Bellamy's operatic wail and lyrics about stuff like death, injustice and "superstars sucked...

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Radiohead Wow Madison Square Garden with Amped-Up Angst

    Radiohead Wow Madison Square Garden with Amped-Up Angst | ARTICLE

    Radiohead Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, New York June 14, 2006 During Radiohead's two-hour show, Thom Yorke played guitar, organ and drums; showed off some near-virtuosic tambourine playing; gave Michael Stipe a...

    July 13, 2006 4:30 PM ET
  • Chart Roundup: Johnny Cash, Rise Against, Busta Rhymes

    Chart Roundup: Johnny Cash, Rise Against, Busta Rhymes | ARTICLE

    • Johnny Cash's American V: Hundred Highways entered the charts at Number One, selling 88,336 copies in its first week and narrowly edging out Nelly Furtado's Loose for the top spot. This is Cash's first Number...

    July 12, 2006 1:09 PM ET
  • The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder

    The Greatest Hits - Why Try Harder | ALBUM REVIEW

    All the best from the lord of the big beat for more than a decade, British DJ Norman Cook, a.k.a. Fatboy Slim, has bridged the gap between break beats and silly little pop songs better than anyone....

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Surprise

    Surprise | ALBUM REVIEW

    Six years ago — after more than a decade of conceptual forays into South African mbqanga, Brazilian folk music and show tunes — Paul Simon released You're the One, a pretty, relatively straight singer-songwriter album spiked with...

    May 2, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • At War With The Mystics

    At War With The Mystics | ALBUM REVIEW

    Last time out, these unlikely psych-rock heroes strung together gurgling electronics, widescreen space funk and cushy soft stuff for a song suite about evil robots. With producer Dave Fridmann again in tow, their eleventh full-length album draws...

    April 6, 2006 12:00 PM ET
  • Dev2.0

    Dev2.0 | ALBUM REVIEW

    This novelty finds Devo rerecording twelve of their songs with a group of fresh-faced kids handling the vocals. On bright, buzzy cuts like "Whip It" and "Jerkin Back N Forth," the dissonance between the twitchy neuroses of...

    March 6, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • Live Trucker

    Live Trucker | ALBUM REVIEW

    Kid Rock's first live album is a tight, no-frills set that reminds you how much fun Rock was before he started dating Pamela Anderson and tried to sing for real – and how much fun his...

    February 28, 2006 12:00 PM ET