Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
updated 01/23/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/23/2006 AT 01:00 AM EST
Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack Like intertwined lovers, the wonderful soundtrack to the gay cowboy romance perfectly weaves the evocative score with rootsy songs, new and old, from the film.
Mary J. Blige, The Breakthrough Having kicked the drama to the curb, the now happily married Blige testifies with gospel fervor about the power of real love on tracks like the Aretha-esque “I Found My Everything.”
My Morning Jacket, Z Making a sonic leap from its previous work, My Morning Jacket expands beyond jam-heavy southern rock with genre-defying gusto, earning Z an A.