The show cemented Joe Jackson’s reputation as an inscrutable and enigmatic songwriter, a talented musician and social outsider who speaks for Everyman.
Jason M. Rubin
Our critics offer their musical highlights of 2018.
“Now I’m retired, but I still look forward to honoring the legacy of John Coltrane.”
The quality of the experience has as much to do with the star’s in-person performance as it does with the film itself.
Why would anyone think a good-time rocker like “Fun, Fun, Fun” needed strings?
So who knows where the time goes? Sadly, it only goes in one direction. But the past can be gracefully revived.
On the whole, this anthology, along with igniting discussions about sins of omission, will make for entertaining browsing.
“My ancestors fled pogroms in Poland and today we have a crisis to rival what went on in the 1940s.”
What is there to say about an album that Rolling Stone ranked #2 in its 2003 list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”?
Atticus Ross’ success in creating these pieces results in a listening experience quite a bit more harrowing and evocative than the lush and sunny Beach Boys harmonies people are accustomed to.