Reviews Archive

23 Sep 2020

‘Closer,’ Joy Division

Twelve years ago, I tried an experiment in which I listened to Joy Division for two weeks to try to find out why they were so revered. Although I grew an appreciation for their place in music
1 Sep 2020

Review: ‘The Go-Go’s’

VH1’s “Behind The Music” was a wonderful show which told all the never-heard-before gossip about musical acts. The plot was pretty much the same for every show: Band starts small, then gets a break; Band’s popularity gets
23 Aug 2020

‘Tracy Chapman,’ Tracy Chapman

The Reagan/ Thatcher era of the 1980s drew its share of detractors in the music world — artists fed up with trickle-down economics and the heating up of the Cold War. Artists from Bruce Springsteen to U2