Category Archives: Reviews

A.V. Club’s Joni Mitchell Primer

The A.V. Club’s Noel Murray provided beginners with A guide to the music of Joni Mitchell in their Primer series on Thursday. The lengthy article runs through Joni’s life and career with great commentary and observations on her music. There’s … Continue reading

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Daily Nebraskan likes Carole King’s A Natural Woman: A Memoir

Daily Nebraskan’s Katie Fennelly reviews Carole King’s A Natural Woman: A Memoir and discovers the woman behind the accolades and accomplishments. On her own accord, she earned the respect of James Taylor, David Crosby and John Lennon. But just because … Continue reading

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James Taylor to John Williams on his 80th Birthday: “You’ve Got A Friend”

James Taylor performed Carole King’s “You’ve Got A Friend” with cellist Owen Young for John Williams’ 80th Birthday Celebration at Tanglewood last Saturday night. Yo-Yo Ma and Steven Speilberg also appeared, among others. The Boston Globe has a review of … Continue reading

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No Depression likes Jackson Browne

No Depression‘s Holly Gleason has a rather poetic review of Jackson Browne’s show at Cleveland. And that is the gift of music: it dissolves the here and allows the long ago to shimmer as if it were right now. During … Continue reading

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Zach’s 5 favorite James Taylor songs

Jumpin’ Zach Flash from WODZ 96.1 is back with another Top 5 list, this time covering James Taylor: who he describes as having “a voice that just gives you a great big hug”. No big surprises this time, all of … Continue reading

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The Plain Dealer likes Jackson Browne

The Plain Dealer’s John Soeder reviews the final night of Jackson Brown’s just-completed tour. As if in response to the earlier opinion piece criticizing people for calling out requests (and generally having fun) during a show, Jackson thanked his audience … Continue reading

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Hooks examines Joni Mitchell’s Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow

The blog Hooks recently posted an analysis of the battle waged within Joni Mitchell‘s song “Don’t Interrupt the Sorrow” from her 1975 album The Hissing of Summer Lawns. The key to the song is the strength of mind enacted by … Continue reading

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InSound likes Joni Mitchell and Blue

InSound.com‘s weekly Stuff We Like column focused on Joni Mitchell and her album Blue last week. It’s interesting to see how the author initially couldn’t appreciate the album as a teenager growing up the days of Tori Amos’ height. But, … Continue reading

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Village Voice likes Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne‘s show at the Beacon Theatre was well received by the Village Voice’s Eric Sundermann. Unsurprisingly, the live version of Jackson Browne sounds exactly like the recorded version: clean and precise. Watching him handle a six-string is like watching … Continue reading

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Jackson Browne at the Newport Folk Festival

Jackson Browne made his Newport Folk Festival debut on Sunday, July 29th. The performance was broadcast live on NPR and won a lot of notice and praise. Rolling Stone: Headliner Jackson Browne was a constant festival presence, wandering between stages … Continue reading

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