From the NY Times review: “One way for a songwriter to invigorate a long career is to keep breaking routines, to change up methods and parameters and solve different puzzles with every album. It’s a modus operandi that has carried Bruce Hornsby from radio hits in the 1980s through bluegrass, jazz, a stint in the Grateful Dead and, lately, collaborations with a younger-generation fan, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. “Absolute Zero,” his 21st album, is one more daring, rewarding turn in his catalog: 10 knotty, thoughtful yet rambunctious songs that juggle scientific concepts, history and human relationships.” Read the whole review here.
What can we say, except, wish we were there.
Still incredibly creative at 74, Paul is scheduled to release Stranger to Stranger on June 3 (with a cover image apparently by artist Chuck Close). If you missed his last album, So Beautiful or So What, check it out. It is one of his best.
The NY Times has a good piece about the album here.
“Radiohead give us one of their most musically and emotionally arresting albums, full of low-flying panic attacks and gorgeous orchestration.” Read the entire Rolling Stone review here.
007 through the years. See the images here.
The videos that are part of the Bonus Edition are not much to speak of, just home video from the recording sessions, but the album sounds pretty damn good! You can read a review by The Guardian here.