Nas – Lost Tapes (2002)

Nas – Lost Tapes (2002)

The beginning of Nas’ career is stuff of legends. Illmatic immediately solidified Nas as a critic’s darling, as publications raved about the...

Archie Shepp – Four For Trane (1964)

Tribute albums are an oddly common occurrence and all too often they’re complete failures. It takes a unique band or...

<100 Week of 9/1

<100 Week of 9/1

<100 Less Than One Hundred (or more simply put <100) is a biweekly segment where I (Rem) review albums that...

Cameron Graves – Planetary Prince (2017)

Cameron Graves – Planetary Prince (2017)

Despite a slight surge in popularity, modern jazz seems to have a poor reputation. Too often, it’s criticized for a...

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Mark Kozelek – Night Talks (2017)

    Five years after the release of Among the Leaves, Mark Kozelek’s heel turn towards diaristic and stream-of-consciousness lyrics,...

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out (1965)

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out (1965)

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out Most jazz fans will probably recognize Joe Henderson from his work as a sideman....

<100 Week of 8/14

<100 Week of 8/14

<100 Less Than One Hundred (or more simply put <100) is a weekly segment where I (Rem) review albums that...

Unwound – New Plastic Ideas (1994)

Unwound – New Plastic Ideas (1994)

Unwound – New Plastic Ideas The landscape of mainstream music seemed to be in an odd transitional phase right as...

Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked at Me (2017)

    Phil Elverum’s 12th full-length release as Mount Eerie, A Crow Looked at Me, is soul-crushing. There’s no other...

Max Roach – We Insist (1960)

Max Roach – We Insist (1960)

Jazz and civil rights have shared a deep connection, ideologically and historically. It’s a connection I explored briefly on my...