Articles by: Matthew Barton

Looking Back at Tom Waits’ Asylum Years: ‘Closing Time,’ ‘The Heart of Saturday Night’, ‘Nighthawks at the Diner,’ ‘Small Change,’ ‘Foreign Affairs,’ ‘Blue Valentine, ‘Heart Attack & Vine’

Tom Waits’ first seven albums, originally released by Asylum Records through the 1970s, have been remastered and reissued on CD, vinyl, and digital this year. Here, we take a closer look at the first phase ...

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An Extensive Examination Of Björk’s 10th Album ‘Utopia’

Björk’s albums have always exhibited a curious mix of sounds and styles. A single record could include explosive beats alongside gentle harps, guttural moans and shrieks buried among breathy coos; demonic choirs, atonal strings, and ...

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Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks: In Depth On An Inventive Musical Relationship

When rock pioneer Tom Petty died on October 2, the music world mourned a soulful troubadour, a fiercely original and melodic songwriter, and a quietly affecting frontman. A committed writer, performer, and musician to the ...

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