John McNeil / John McNeil Quintet

Things We Did Last Summer

August, 1983


In the summer of 1983, trumpeter John NcNeil toured Europe as an instructor for the Jamey Aebersold jazz camp. Here, he closes out the tour with a live Copenhagen concert also featuring saxophonist David Liebman. This is fiery post-bop jazz punctuated by moments of dusky, noirish balladry.

- Matt Collar

Arcade Fire


October 28, 2013

Alternative/Indie Rock

With the benefit of hindsight, this already-excellent album might catch a well-deserved break, considering the divisive catalog low point that came next. And while their latest WE is a decent return-to-form, it doesn't hit as hard as the band's fourth LP, which finds them experimenting with island percussion and dance rhythms. They even got Bowie on the title track.

- Neil Z. Yeung