Disclosure, ‘Caracal’ – Review


Disclosure Nails It on ‘Caracal’ Disclosure • Caracal • Capitol • Release Date: September 25, 2015 In recent times, electronic music has seen its profile greatly elevated. In a time where all genres seem to blend with others, electronic music has fit right in without a hitch. Don’t get it twisted – the music has…

‘Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone’ [Review]


  ‘Nina Revisited’ is a Rarity – A Legitimately Exceptional Tribute Album Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone • RCA • US Release Date: July 10, 2015 Tribute albums can be a music critic’s worst nightmare. Why? Because often, the artists paying tribute just don’t have that same “oomph” or don’t match the sensibilities…

Thoughts on the 56th Annual Grammy Nominations


The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking…