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Philip Sherburne

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  • 11 years ago

    It is in the nature of buzz that it obscures the sounds behind it, so it's no surprise that one of the year's most astonishing -- and astonishingly hyped -- albums has become one of the hardest to hear clearly. In the year or so since the idiosync...

  • 12 years ago

    Last year must have been the year of the overload, and not only for pop music (and the Eastern Seaboard's electrical grid). While OutKast and Basement Jaxx were busy stuffing new albums with as much funky bluster as they could, the decidedly nonpo...

  • 12 years ago

    It's alive! Since its birth in the early 1990s, drum 'n' bass, née jungle, has been pronounced dead more times than even a DJ accustomed to counting BPMs would bother to count. The style is once again making a comeback, with hyperkinetic pr...

  • 13 years ago

    Call him precocious or wise beyond his years, but Sondre Lerche is hardly your typical 19-year-old songwriter. While most barely legal bards are likely to bang out three-chord tunes about girls, drugs and the burden of being perennially misunderst...