A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings
A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Elvis Presley

A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

July 28, 2017

Rock & Roll

Asked to describe his style when he first dropped by the Memphis Recording Service to cut an acetate, Elvis Presley replied, "I don't sound like nobody." He wasn't kidding. This box set which collects all of Presley's pre-RCA recordings captures him in his period of greatest discovery and exploration, as his breathless fusion of R&B, country, pop, gospel, and lots more cohered into a sound that would entirely reshape popular music. He had fun doing it, too.

- Mark Deming

You Don't Own Me Anymore
You Don't Own Me Anymore

The Secret Sisters

You Don't Own Me Anymore

June 9, 2017

Americana

The result of a tumultuous couple of years that saw sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers dropped from their label and sued by their manager, You Don't Own Me Anymore dispenses with some of the retro pastiche of their two previous outings in favor of a more contemporary, though no less timeless-sounding approach.

- James Monger