From jazz to pop to early rock and roll, here are the 50 best songs of the 1950s.
Season 2 of The Sopranos is the series’ funniest chapter. It’s also a turning point: there’s darkness and bloodshed lurking just around the corner
An early instrumental rock LP that is raunchy in all the right places.
Review of Mad Men’s second episode of season one, “Ladies Day.”
A new(ish) and slightly-edited version of my review of Mad Men’s pilot episode, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.”
One of the more underrated LPs in the jazz catalogue.
The Sopranos’ fourth episode, “Meadowlands,” is the show’s most introspective hour yet.
A slightly edited review of The Sopranos’ violent third episode.
Semi-updated and proofread review of The Sopranos’ second episode.
Blondie with the pretty face can act, and sing too. Discography Lullaby of Broadway (1951) B On Moonlight Bay (1951) B I’ll See You In My Dreams (1951) B+
A definitive list of the 10 best albums of 1950