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Best Albums of 2020: Taylor Swift | folklore

All hail Taylor Swift: Our most productive quarantiner, our most essential pop star, and the redeeming poet laureate of 2020’s malaise. The two albums she recorded and surprise-released during the pandemic represent not just a coherent body of work, but also her most seismic…

December 27, 2020
by Josh Hurst Kicking the Canon Music

Johnny Cash | American Recordings

Nobody denies that Johnny Cash was a legend; his mythos looms large in Ken Burns’s Country Music documentary, as good a bellwether as any for how Cash remains one of the genre’s defining personalities. On what foundation does his legacy truly rest, though? For decades, the Man in…

December 11, 2019
In Review | Online film and music criticism