3 items by Keith Harris

  • Discipline

    Discipline | ALBUM REVIEW

    Janet Jackson has abandoned the plastic R&B of 2006's 20 Y.O. for a sexier brand of digitized megapop. On her Def Jam debut, the beats are as crass and processed as Jackson's heavy breathing, so she sounds...

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Riot Act

    Riot Act | ALBUM REVIEW

    For Eddie Vedder, rock radio must seem like a fun-house mirror, a medium in which the most easily caricatured aspects of his vexed bellow are distorted by the Scott Stapps of the world into messianic bombast. You...

    November 4, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • The Next Step

    The Next Step | ALBUM REVIEW

    Parody may be an even more sincere form of flattery than imitation, and James Brown has received more such homage than any singer this side of Elvis. But such flattery takes its toll — now, each trademarked...

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM ET