Carlo Wolff

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  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Al Green cleared his throat with I Can't Stop, his smooth, formulaic return to secular form in 2003. With Everything's OK, the Memphis minister is in full voice: His second disc with long-time producer Willie Mitchell finds the two at the top of t...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Brian Wilson's story is one of creativity and commerce, about trying to make the most innovative, divine music in the world. It's also about a dysfunctional family, about a tyrannical father who beat him so hard that he went deaf in one ear, about...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    On his first solo album in ten years, our Canadian of the Sorrows pulls off a ton of ambiance, calls in some prestigious cameos, and ultimately delivers too few real songs. This is a collection of moods more than melodies, and even though Emmylou ...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Lou Reed's interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe is an all-star double-disc set that aims to modernize one of the most presciently psychological American storytellers. At more than two hours, it's an ambitious, often wild work, teeming with almost as ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Bryan Ferry, the paradigm of rock 'n' roll freeze-frame, would never be so disheveled as to be frantic. But he can be urgent and persuasive -- qualities that dominate this album, his best in a good ten years. Paced by a propulsive, infectious cove...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    The first cut on Tortoise's new disc is a keeper. Or is it the second? Or maybe just part of the second -- the rocking part, before the twittering takes over. Same thing happens way into the disc, too. You have to wade through lots of pretension f...