Posts By Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Look Now

Joined by his Imposters in the studio for the first time in a decade, the silver-tongued songwriter turns tunes from abandoned musicals into a surprisingly cohesive record.

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Look Now

Joined by his Imposters in the studio for the first time in a decade, the silver-tongued songwriter turns tunes from abandoned musicals into a surprisingly cohesive record.

Eric Church: Desperate Man

A year after headlining a night of the tragic Route 91 Harvest festival, the popular country renegade forgoes the obvious references on one of the most modest but poignant albums of his career.

Joe Strummer: Joe Strummer 001

This 32-track collection combines remastered rarities and unreleased oddities. More than a collectors’ compendium, though, it offers a welcome collage of a restless, empathic spirit.

Bob Seger & the Last Heard: Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-1967

This overdue anthology of Seger’s earliest recordings preserves a handful of singles by a young Detroit garage-rock band that blended rock’n’roll and R&B, party music and passion.

Paul McCartney: Egypt Station

Part of the Beatle’s charm lies in his vacillation between the banal and the profound, sometimes within a single song. Despite its dark moments, his 17th solo album is firmly within this tradition.

The Band: Music From Big Pink

Beyond its myth or this questionable new remix, the debut album from the Band made roots music sound as impressionistic and idiosyncratic as any other kind of rock’n’roll. It was revolutionary.

Jack White: Live at Third Man Records ||| Nashville & Cass Corridor

Released through Third Man’s record club, Jack White’s 3xLP live set takes some of his knotty, obtuse songs from this year’s Boarding House Reach and lets them breathe on stage.