review Archive

Album Review: Richard X Heyman – 67,000 Miles an Album

There are few artists as capable of such consistently wonderful songwriting mastery as Richard X. Heyman. A master of jangle, the NYC-based multi-instrumentalist has a seemingly inexhaustible well of creativity, […]

Album Review: Bird Streets – Lagoon

John Brodeur is Bird Streets. Last time around – on 2018’s self-titled debut – he collaborated with Jason Falkner; the result was excellent. This time there’s no Falkner, and the […]

Album Review: Crossword Smiles — Pressed & Ironed

Breezy, tuneful and possessing enough grit to set the music apart from standard-issue power poppers, Crossword Smiles craft solid, memorable tunes. The arrangements are uncluttered on these guitar-based riff rockers. […]

Album Review: Shelton Powe

Piedmont finger-style folk-blues acoustic guitarist Shelton Powe debuted on record with 2012’s Carolina Blues and Gospel. He returned with 2016’s Black Folk Music (God is Good). On his third and […]

Album Review: Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Celebration

When Mike Oldfield debuted with his album-length 1972 work Tubular Bells, it was a momentous occasion. The piece – essentially instrumental save for a bit of emceeing by The Bonzo […]

Album Review: GA-20 — Crackdown

The guitar-and-drums duo format is one with a long and rich history in the blues idiom. That stripped-down setup has also found success in rock acts, from Flat Duo Jets […]

Album Review: Demetria Taylor – Doin’ What I’m Supposed to Do

Singer Demetria Taylor grew up in a musical household. Her father was Eddie Taylor, rhythm guitarist for Jimmy Reed. Demetria launched her own career, winning the B.L.U.E.S. on Halstead Blues […]

Book Review: Pink Floyd: The Animals Tour – A Visual History

With both the recent 45th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s Animals and the reissue of that album in upgraded format, now is the perfect time to revisit the […]

Album Review: Steve Hillage – The Glastonbury Experience: Live 1979

Steve Hillage is a beloved musician, and with good reason. His work with Khan, Arzachel, Uriel, Gong and System 7 has all been innovative, compelling and tuneful, with just the […]

Musoscribe’s Best of 2022: Archival/Reissue

Because I tend toward archival material – expanded and/or overlooked reissues, previously unreleased live and studio collections – a good bit of those kind of releases find their way to […]