Ayuh Music: M.I.A.’s “Kala”

After last week’s post, I figured I’d make good on my own shortcomings by finding an album by a woman, or at least a woman-fronted band, to review for today. I got all the way into the Ms of my library before Kala leapt out at me, and I couldn’t believe I’d forgotten about Maya “M.I.A.” Arulpragasam. Read More Ayuh Music: M.I.A.’s “Kala”

Ayuh Music: Where are All the Women? Commenter Survey Edition

“You know,” said Mr. Brum last week, as we sat and had coffee in the middle of a truly gold-medal-caliber rainstorm, “you don’t review a lot of women musicians.” Read More Ayuh Music: Where are All the Women? Commenter Survey Edition

Ayuh Music: R.E.M.’s “Fables Of The Reconstruction”

This album got me to admit that, actually, I don’t hate R.E.M. This is a significant achievement. Read More Ayuh Music: R.E.M.’s “Fables Of The Reconstruction”

Ayuh Music: The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”

The Decemberists are one of those bands that consistently, unfailingly, only ever sound like themselves. There really aren’t others to compare their sound to because no one else is doing that. Read More Ayuh Music: The Decemberists’ “The Crane Wife”