Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
Boasting a bigger sound and a bigger musical scope than ever before, X&Y is the work of a band reaching for the masses—and immortality. Achieving an anthemic grandeur that rivals U2, this is Coldplay's Joshua Tree.
Raúl Midón, State of Mind
This singer-guitarist is an eclectic adventurist, drawing from pop, jazz, reggae, Latin, Afro-Cuban and '70s R&B styles on an exciting debut.
Toby Keith, Honkytonk University
Keith delivers a lesson in good-time country, smoothly segueing from preening, swaggering bar-hopper to feeling, vulnerable loser in love.
Fully realizing his gifts on this hip-hop insta-classic, the old-school conscious rapper kicks his knowledge with help from producer-emcee Kanye West.
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