Articles by Jeff Roedel

Adia Victoria, “Beyond the Bloodhounds”

If only more of this genre-exercise of an album stood fast on the light, ethereal sound of its opener.

Jeff Buckley, “You & I”

Given its title, intimacy is the intended promise from this unadorned eavesdropping on Jeff Buckley’s early development as a major-label star in the making.

School of Seven Bells, “SVIIB”

“SVIIB” is no act of mourning.

Son Little, “Son Little”

Like an artist rising out of the limelight, Livingston’s backing arrangements are free from expectation or, frankly, standards of any kind.

“All Things Must Pass”: Colin Hanks’s New Documentary Celebrates and Mourns Tower Records

The “Fargo” actor tells us about his directorial debut and the unmaking of an iconic record store.

Petite Noir, “La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful”

Ilunga calls his genre noir wave, but no matter what landscape this blend of European and African influences crosses, Petite Noir is a new world of music worth exploring.

Mike Krol, “Turkey”

Is he sarcastic or actually seething with real, gulp, feelings?

Grace Potter, “Midnight”

OK, Potter knows who she isn’t, but does she know who she is?

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