Articles by AD Amorosi
In Conversation: Rufus Wainwright’s New Rules
The singer/songwriter on love and politics, mom and dad, and his frank new album, Unfollow the Rules.
Teyana Taylor, “The Album”
The R&B star’s lengthy new record is rife with positivist, lush, classic R&B with a ’90s revisionist twist.
The trio’s third LP sticks to piledriving and fluid rhythms while stoking their flames of melody like never before.
Bob Dylan, “Rough and Rowdy Ways”
Dylan once again reinvents himself for his first album of original songs since 2012.
In Conversation: Peter Kember on the Return of Sonic Boom
Solitude, mortality, and ascendancy make “All Things Being Equal” an unearthly delight.
Iggy Pop, “The Bowie Years”
Together, Bowie and Pop all but forged a raw, sketchy, true alternative sound.
Lady Gaga, “Chromatica”
Gaga’s sixth album bathes her in issues of inclusivity—but did it have to make her sound like part of the crowd?
79rs Gang, “Expect the Unexpected”
“Expect the Unexpected” pays homage to tradition and opens doors to unlimited perceptions.
In Conversation: TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek Talks The Neverly Boys and Writing Without Pressure
The producer and songwriter-for-hire’s new project is mostly just a front for hanging out with Daniel Ledinsky.
In Conversation: A Not-So-Quick Talk with Stephin Merritt About The Magnetic Fields’ “Quickies”
Merritt talks Florian Schnieder, dates with Jesus, and writing songs under the 2:15 mark.
Sparks, “A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip”
“Drip Drip Drip”is as unnervingly varied as most of the Mael brothers work—especially in the twenty-first century.
Digging Into Paul Drummond’s “The 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History”
The new coffee table book on Roky Erickson’s band is out now via Anthology Editions.
Joan as Police Woman, “Cover Two”
Joan Wasser returns to a poignant form on her first album of deconstructed favorites in eleven years.
In Conversation: For Producer and Synth Wizard Mike Dean, Every Day Is 4:20
He’s produced for Kanye, Beyoncé, and Geto Boys—and he finally has a record of his own.
Lucinda Williams, “Good Souls Better Angels”
“Good Souls Better Angels” is one of Williams’ most live-wire works.
In Conversation: Tommy Chong Goes Way Beyond 4/20
The godfather of cannabis culture on his comic past, the smoky present, and living long through Trump and COVID-19.
Fiona Apple, “Fetch the Bolt Cutters”
“Fetch” is as cold as it is overheated, as vibrant as it is humble.
In Conversation: Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien Finds His Truth on “Earth”
“This is a record from the heart about my reconnection to the planet, and the divine existential nature of it all.”