Muse Magazine

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

SOUNDS: Our new favorite work of music journalism

We read Greg Tate's review of Alicia Keys' "As I Am" for the Village Voice weeks ago and still think about it. That alone, is enough reason for it to replace Sasha Frere-Jones' article on indie rock and race as our new favorite work of music journalism in 2007. We used to read Tate's work obsessively in college when he regularly wrote for the Voice, before the paper went through all kinds of changes in staffing, tone and voice (as most publications unfortunately do these days). So we hope this article is a sign that he'll be writing more in 2008. In other Tate news, his band, Burnt Sugar, The Arkestra Chamber, will be performing The Rise of the Mojosexual Cotillion, "a suite of new trans-genre works inspired by the musical and cultural aesthetic of post-Katrina New Orleans" on January 18 and 19 at 8pm at The Kitchen. Go here for details.


Blogger Danielle said...

Excellent writing from Greg Tate. His use of language is an amazing thing to read. His take on Alicia is now something I really have to think about. I've never seen her in his context. Interesting.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Kerrie said...

I agree. I love this article. And I love the album even more. I also couldn't agree more with what Greg says about today's male R&B and soul stars.

10:00 PM  

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