Musical Highlights of 2013, So Far…

Musical Highlights of 2013, So Far…

I’ve been hearing voices. They’ve been haunting my earphones, roaring through car stereo speakers, rumbling in the hardwood floor of my living room, rattling the windows of my house. Thom Yorke. David Bowie. Zach Williams. Ashley Cleveland. And more....

The most rebellious album I've heard all year.

Rebellion. It may be the single most distinctive characteristic of new music, generation after generation. From Chuck Berry to Michael Jackson, from the Rolling Stones to Nirvana, from Madonna to Lady Gaga, from Bob Dylan to Kanye West, each generation’s icons of pop,...

Currently Listening To…

I’m listening to a lot of music these days. Today, for instance, I need some inspiring music while I fill out interview questions about Raven’s Ladder that have been sent by various bloggers.  (Look, I appreciate your attention to my novel, but please, do...

My Favorite Music Reviewer Speaks

Andy Whitman, my favorite writer at Paste Magazine, delivered a lecture at the Trinity Arts Conference last week. I missed it. My work schedule prevented me from attending, and it hurt to miss out. Nobody writes about music with more passion than Andy. And few can...

Overstreet’s Favorite Recordings: 2007

1. I’m Not There – Original Soundtrack What a marvel: a two-disc marathon of Bob Dylan songs covered by excellent artists, and almost every single attempt is a knockout. There have been a lot of bad covers of Dylan songs. Too many. But in a year when Dylan...