This is the first time I’ve reviewed a soundtrack without seeing the movie, but a good soundtrack should stand on its own. And in the case of Annette (which comes out August 6), the soundtrack was created by Sparks—a band I’ve loved since I was a young lad—so I was more than up for the […]
Modest Mouse front man Isaac Brock can perform a breezy, carefree song in a way that suggests you should be concerned for his well-being. And his recent public comments haven’t exactly quieted those worries; in interviews for the band’s new seventh album, The Golden Casket (Epic/Sony), Brock has dabbled in worrisome tinfoil-hat theories (he made […]
Chicago video-game composers talk about how they found their way into this strange and difficult business.
Five honors students from Chicago rap’s freshman class: Alex Wiley, Saba, Spenzo, Taylor Bennett, and ZMoney
On Arthur Chu, flashback episodes, and the Battle of the Decades
Ten of the year’s best box sets—including 17 discs of Harry Nilsson, six decades of southeast Asian 78s, and more
Little Village’s underworld of labor brokers, known as raiteros, take workers for a ride.
An audio format goes into that good night.
Hacker George Hotz opens another front in his battle with Sony by recording a scathing rap song.
Celebrating the CD’s 27th birthday with smooth white funk.
Sony backs down from a flimsy lawsuit.