UPDATED: Dec. 3, 2013
Glen Hansard brings his voice to Springsteen's 'Drive All Night'
Paul McCartney marries the experimental and familiar on 'New'
His status as music's most revered pop songwriter secure, Paul McCartney doesn't shy away from experimentation and stretching himself out in the studio on his latest record.
Pearl Jam crafts 'Lightning Bolt' as a bold, intricate statement
After a four-year studio layoff following 2009's lackluster Backspacer, Eddie Vedder and company return renewed and with batteries recharged on their inventive tenth album.
Nirvana's brilliance laid bare on 'In Utero' anniversary edition
In the wake of Nevermind's ridiculous success, the pressure was on Nirvana, and how they responded on their third and final record has become the stuff of legend.
Mark Lanegan finds his place among legends on 'Imitations'
Faced with a set of classics — some rare, some among the most popular of the 20th century — Lanegan takes his smokey growl and gives these songs new life.
Trent Reznor builds on Nine Inch Nails' sound on 'Hesitation Marks'
Following diversions into film work and side projects, Trent Reznor returns to Nine Inch Nails with a heftier resume, lots of dramatic tension and plenty to say.
Arctic Monkeys grow up and keep the funk on 'AM'
The Arctic Monkeys have always been fun and known their way around a groove, but an added maturity gives their latest album, the Velvet Underground-esque AM, a real punch.
Music and message share center stage with Pearl Jam in Hartford
In the process of playing another marathon concert in Connecticut, Pearl Jam wasn't afraid to step up and let music convey the gravity and joy of real life.
Pearl Jam shares the love with Massachusetts in Worcester
Through two three-hour sets in Worcester, Pearl Jam showed their long-held appreciation for the state and wowwed their dedicated fans along the way.
Mark Lanegan's deafening roar takes center stage in Boston
Stripped down to just his voice and a supporting guitarist, Mark Lanegan ran through a set of reworked originals and covers and quietly laid waste to his audience.
Mudhoney's pure punk rage on display
Through 25 years of the controlled chaos that comes with being in a band, the edge on Mudhoney's blade hasn't dulled a bit, and they destroyed Boston's Paradise.
Elcodrive celebrates the long way home at the Narrows
Elcodrive reunited recently after nearly a decade apart, and their return to music was welcome one that culminated in a record release party with family, friends and old fans.
Even the Who at their worst were worth repeated listens
In general, 1982 was not a good year for the Who and it eventually culminated in the band's breakup. But there were still great moments in there.
R.E.M. bent the laws of rock radio with 'E-Bow the Letter'
An album's lead-off single is supposed to be a radio-friendly piece of pop that can easily appeal to the masses. R.E.M. didn't care about any of that during New Adventures in Hi-Fi.
Remembering Lou Reed
Lou Reed, that impossible giant who founded the Velvet Underground, went solo, explored the underground and the unlistenable, owned New York City and defined cool, is gone. He was 71 years old.