New Reviews for June 14, 2024

Rock 'n' Roll Star!Editor's choice
PLG / Rhino
A thorough examination of the creation of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars featuring 29 unreleased tracks.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One Hand ClappingEditor's choice
Capitol / EMI Records / UMC
The music from the unreleased live-in-the-studio doc showcases a vigorous, stripped-back Wings.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Poptical Illusion
Domino / Double Six
A more upbeat companion to the mournful Mercy, this finds the Velvet Underground co-founder full of energy, ideas, and intelligence.
- Mark Deming
Always Centered at Night
Mute
A full-length drawn from the musician's label/collaborative project, showcasing different guest vocalists united by a common passion.
- Paul Simpson
The Art of the Lie
Bella Union
The singer/songwriter's anger, anguish, and mordant wit are more tangible than ever on these portraits of deception and betrayal.
- Heather Phares
Rectangles and CircumstanceEditor's choice
Nonesuch
The singer/composer and versatile percussion quartet reunite for a captivating set guided by 19th century poetry.
- Marcy Donelson
The GlossEditor's choice
Fire Talk
Montreal trio combines high-tension post-punk with atmospheric, jazz-leaning touches and the occasional dip into early-2000s street-level rock revivalism.
- Fred Thomas
OathEditor's choice
Temporary Residence
Celebrating 25 years, the quartet and an orchestra deliver their 12th album, built upon the concepts and strictures of time's passage.
- Thom Jurek
Elis & Tom
AllMusic Staff Pick - June 17, 2024
1974
Released 50 years ago today, this beautiful -- and now legendary -- recording date between iconic Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and composer, conductor, and arranger Tom Jobim is widely regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian pop recordings.
- Thom Jurek