Mezzanine

Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X

July 23, 2019

It's long been my contention that Becoming X is the Revolver of the 90s. A bold pronouncement, perhaps, but one that a dive into the record ultimately bears out.

The Pop Group – She Is Beyond Good And Evil

June 26, 2019

The Pop Group emerged from Bristol in 1977, its members steeped in the raw funk and reggae bedrock of the city's storied musical landscape even before they'd recorded a note.

British Invasion 25

June 21, 2019

An honest assessment of my absolute favorite records and artists from the U.K. that managed to crack the code and storm the shores of mainstream America.

Terminal Vibration: On A Ragga Trip

March 25, 2019

The focus here is reggae, specifically its routes into dub, dancehall and trip hop as the decade unwinds toward the nineties and beyond.

Mark Hollis

March 16, 2019

I was quite saddened to hear of Mark Hollis' passing. As the frontman of Talk Talk, his voice was the extraordinary foundation upon which his group's sound was built.

Kelela – Cut 4 Me

January 10, 2019

Cut 4 Me is a sketch of everything of-the-moment RnB should aspire to. Transcending its rugged origins even as it uses them to its benefit, what began life...

Terminal Vibration: My Machines

December 17, 2018

One thing that's become apparent through the various stations of this whole Terminal Vibration saga is that the music grows decidedly more electronic...

Nothing’s Changed

May 22, 2018

Where I'm coming from, it simply does not get much better than Tricky: he's something like David Bowie, Rakim and Howlin' Wolf all rolled into one.

Machinery

March 13, 2017

In truth, the jagged underbelly of nineties hip hop and r&b's glistening phantasmagorias had always had more in common with trip hop...