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The Top Songs of 2016: A Mixtape for a Crazy Year

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.10.2016 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Some years are groovier than others. This year, music provided a steadying backbeat against the craziness of the political climate. We recoiled from d...

The Best Albums of 2014: Here's What They Have in Common

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.02.2015 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

For the past few years, my year-end music column has focused almost exclusively on lists of singles, from which I've tried my darndest to mine rubies in a slew of digital slush. Looking back on 2014, I was surprised to realize how many albums I fell in love with.

The Summer of Ben Watt: It's Christmas in July

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

"Is this cheating on Tracey? I dunno," Ben Watt asked. He felt a little funny performing Everything But the Girl's "25th December" in Los Angeles a few weeks ago without his wife and creative partner.

An Open Letter to the Bedsit Disco Queen

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.15.2013 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

If fan perceptions of your work differ wildly from your own reflections about the artist you are, I'm here to tell you that it's OK. And thank you. Thank you for writing about the music industry without complaining too much.

Exclusive: Tracey Thorn on Her Brilliant New Album

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Who but Tracey Thorn (of the beloved UK duo Everything But The Girl) would deliver a first single from her new album that could be sad, observant and yet make you laugh?

Electro En Masse, Arrives in New York: Electric Zoo 2009

Katya Wachtel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Katya Wachtel

New York is used to seeing rock and folk bands descend on the city for a variety of annual music festivals, but it's not used having some of the worlds most famous electronic DJ's in its realm, all at once.