Articles by AD Amorosi
Elton John, “Jewel Box”
No one’s excesses are as glorious and ornate as Elton John’s.
In Conversation: Jarvis Cocker Takes Us to the Roots of His Work as JARV IS…
In support of his new concert film, Cocker recalls his slow adaptation to live performance and explains his unexpected obsession with caves.
Nick Cave, “Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace”
This recording of Cave’s tearful solo performance offers warmth, elegance, and smart solace.
Elvis Costello, “Armed Forces: Super Deluxe Edition”
The reissue of Costellos’ maximal-overdrive third LP manages to sound crisper than its original recording.
King Khan, “The Infinite Ones”
Khan’s jazz album is a logical continuation of the merry-making avant-garde that defines every other KK record.
The Mountain Goats, “Getting Into Knives”
“Knives” is the sound of a pre-pandemic band going for all the weird gusto they can.
Ghetto Kumbé on Embracing Cumbia, Indigenous Communities, and a Politics of Forgiveness
The incendiary music-making trio from Colombia’s Caribbean coast fuse Afro-house and Indigenous rhythms with a frank, humanist political stance.
Gorillaz, “Song Machine: Season One – Strange Timez”
The animated four-piece host the wildest, most guest-heavy apocalyptic party since “This Is the End.”
FLOOD’s Guide to Record Store Day 2020 Part 3: Chromeo, Miles Davis, Grateful Dead, and More
What we’re excited for on the third weekend of RSD’s pandemic-necessitated three-part event, ahead of its November Black Friday finale.
clipping. Discuss the Horror, Afrofuturism, and Reality of “Visions of Bodies Being Burned”
The industrial hip-hop group’s allegorical monsters are all too real on their latest LP.
Bruce Springsteen, “Letter to You”
Though recorded in a pre-pandemic setting last winter, “Letter to You” feels unusually safe.
S.G. Goodman on the New, Fresh, and Politicized Country of “Old Time Feeling”
The Kentucky-born-and-bred singer-songwriter is shutting down small-minded prejudices.
Gabriel Garzón-Montano, “Agüita”
Garzón-Montano has created one of the most thought-provoking and atmospheric R&B albums of 2020.
John Lennon, “Gimme Some Truth: The Ultimate Mixes”
The “Gimme Some Truth” box makes Lennon’s solo output sound better, brighter, and of a piece.
Thurston Moore, “By the Fire”
The mostly vocal album plucks from all that made the Sonic Youth dynamic so prickly and daring.
In Conversation: Alejandro Jodorowsky on the Intersection of Art and Healing
The Chilean-French artist moves from the screen and the page to the human body with his new film, “Psychomagic: A Healing Art.”
Lou Reed, “New York: Deluxe Edition” + Lou Reed & John Cale, “Songs for Drella”
“New York” gets the deluxe box set treatment this week, while “Drella” gets a Record Store Day release three weeks later, a first on vinyl.
FLOOD’s Guide to Record Store Day 2020 Part 2: Notorious B.I.G, Fleetwood Mac, Tove Lo and More
What we’re excited for on the second weekend of RSD’s pandemic-necessitated three-part event.