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New-wave music and the acts associated with the genre have managed to hang tough over the years since the musical style reached its peak in the mid-1980s and was then revived beginning in the late 1990s.
The London Suede, returning with 'Night Music' (Rhino), its first new studio album in three years, has two unusual links to the LGBT community.
Queer Icelandic-transplant John Grant’s second album, Pale Green Ghosts, was one the best albums of 2013—if not the best.
Clunky technical difficulties aside (someone please fire that cameraman!), The Wiz Live! was a vast improvement over previous live-TV versions of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan.
When Janet Jackson says “Hello, it’s been a while...I’m glad you’re still here” on the title track to Unbreakable (Rhythm Nation/BMG), her first studio album in seven (!) years, she sounds like...
All the sounds of the season.
Plus Fred Hersch, Greg Holden, and more.
Terri Lyne Carrington, Years & Years, Dave Koz, and more.
'One Lost Day' (IG/Vanguard), Indigo Girls’ 13th studio album, is as awe-inspiring as anything Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have released over the course of their nearly 30 years as a duo.