Throwing Muses [1986]
Throwing Muses [1986]

Throwing Muses

Throwing Muses [1986]

September, 1986

Alternative Pop/Rock

A startling collision of punk energy, folky melodicism, and Kristin Hersh's mercurial voice and lyrics, Throwing Muses' self-titled 1986 debut takes twists and turns guided purely by the emotions within its songs and held together by the band's elastic playing. The album's effortless shifts and boundless intensity make it as thrilling now as it was then.

- Heather Phares

The Baddest Hubbard
The Baddest Hubbard

Freddie Hubbard

The Baddest Hubbard

April, 1975

Hard Bop

This was the age of prime fusion but there is nothing pandering or pumped-up about these cuts. On the contrary, the ambitious Creed Taylor production on Red Clay and First Light gave Hubbard a chance to leave the Blue Note-era hard bop for good and experiment with some new sounds in a commercially rewarding context.

- Richard Mortifoglio