Album Reviews http://wrur.org en The Polyphonic Spree, 'Hold Yourself Up' http://wrur.org/post/polyphonic-spree-hold-yourself <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWaoEWyK5i4</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:30:46 +0000 Robin Hilton 7222 at http://wrur.org The Polyphonic Spree, 'Hold Yourself Up' First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'Band Of Brothers' http://wrur.org/post/first-listen-willie-nelson-band-brothers When <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396875/willie-nelson">Willie Nelson</a> was a young hustler selling songs to <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396529/patsy-cline">Patsy Cline</a>'s people, he probably never thought he'd become the crowd-anointed sage of country music. But that's what happened as the Redheaded Stranger went gray, turned smoking weed into a brand and a virtue, and produced a discography that added up to its own American Songbook. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:10:40 +0000 Ann Powers 6701 at http://wrur.org First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'Band Of Brothers' First Listen: Luscious Jackson, 'Magic Hour' http://wrur.org/post/first-listen-luscious-jackson-magic-hour The best dance music is the kind that reminds you to move through life with your body rocking. It's one thing, a necessary thing, to get on the dance floor; but it's also supremely beneficial to carry that funky sway onto the streets and into daily routine. Luscious Jackson, the Manhattan-born, now bicoastal band of rhythm gluttons whose hits (remember "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NhqN0KcWAE">Naked Eye</a>"?) were among the most pleasurable alternative rock produced in the '90s, demonstrates exactly how to do that. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:52:00 +0000 Ann Powers 4388 at http://wrur.org First Listen: Luscious Jackson, 'Magic Hour'