386 items by Jody Rosen

  • Like A Fire

    Like A Fire | ALBUM REVIEW

    When Solomon Burke sings, you can hear his smiling eyes — he's having a laugh at hisdetractors. Over the past half-decade, the 68-year-old soul titan defiedthe odds, re-emerging from commercial oblivion with a string of albumsthat showcase...

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Weezer (Red Album)

    Weezer (Red Album) | ALBUM REVIEW

    What do Eddie Rabbitt, Slayer, Rick Astley, Terence Trent D'Arby and Rob Base have in common? Their hits are all shouted out in "Heart Songs," a ballad in which Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo pays loving homage to...

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Stop Drop and Roll

    Stop Drop and Roll | ALBUM REVIEW

    Foxboro Hot Tubs' debut sounds awfully familiar.Those buzzing power chords in "Alligator"? Cribbed from the Kinks' "You Really Got Me." That sleazy organ whine in "Ruby Room"? Straight out of Strawberry Alarm Clock's "Incense and...

    May 29, 2008 4:35 PM ET
  • Lay It Down

    Lay It Down | ALBUM REVIEW

    Al Green surrounds himself on his new album with younger stars, including John Legend, Corinne Bailey Rae and the Roots' ?uestlove. It's retribution in action: For years, the neosoul brigade has been copping the Rev. Al's sound...

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • The Slip

    The Slip | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Is my viciousness/losing ground, ground, ground, ground, ground?" croaks Trent Reznor on "Discipline," the propulsive new single from Nine Inch Nails' The Slip. It's a question more than a few rockstars are asking themselves these days....

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Check Your Head (Remastered Edition)

    Check Your Head (Remastered Edition) | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Check Your Head" made Beastie Boys alt-rock superheroes. Mike D., Ad-Rock and MCA returned to their garage-band roots, teaming with keyboardist "Money" Mark Nishita and producer Mario Caldato Jr. to grind out punk-soul accompaniment to their...

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM ET