On Wise Up Ghost, The Roots establish their bona fides as genre-synthesizers.
Divergent but equally compelling versions of Cosmic Americana.
[Oct. 13] On her second album, Monáe is as intense and proudly weird as ever, but her forceful, virtuosic vocals command attention.
"I took a fake name in the first place probably as the element of disguise and suddenly I had a record deal with [British label] Demon, and [they said], 'You've got 50 fans in London, why would you want to alienate them?'
[Sept. 25] Neko Case bends the country genre to her own purposes by imbuing her distinctive lyrics with noir-ish intrigue, social commentary and autobiography.
[Sept. 21] A mix of musicians from Philadelphia and Gloucester, Mass. join forces to pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac's sprawling cult favorite Tusk.