Tom Moon

Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop and the music of the world since 1983.

He is the author of the New York Times bestseller 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (Workman Publishing), and a contributor to other books including The Final Four of Everything.

A saxophonist whose professional credits include stints on cruise ships and several tours with the Maynard Ferguson orchestra, Moon served as music critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1988 until 2004. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Spin, Vibe, Harp and other publications, and has won several awards, including two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Music Journalism awards. He has contributed to NPR's All Things Considered since 1996.

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2:38pm

Mon April 22, 2013
Music Reviews

Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 8:14 pm

Dawes' new album is titled Stories Don't End.
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1:43pm

Sat March 30, 2013

4:30pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Music

Atoms For Peace: Thom Yorke's Electronic Shadow-World

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 6:44 pm

Atoms For Peace's debut album is called Amok.
Eliot Lee Hazel Courtesy of the artist

When singer Thom Yorke stepped away from his influential rock band Radiohead in 2006 to release The Eraser, many thought the quirky electronic project was a one-off. Not so, it turns out. Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich called on rock-star friends for a tour, and since then, the group has convened occasionally in the studio.

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2:20pm

Wed February 13, 2013
Music

Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 7:44 pm

Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.
Neil Krug Courtesy of the artist

2:46pm

Mon February 4, 2013
Music

Is Fleetwood Mac's Expanded 'Rumours' A Bit Much?

Originally published on Tue February 5, 2013 8:29 am

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An expanded version of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album Rumours comes out this week, to mark the 35th anniversary of one of the top-selling albums of the '70s. The deluxe set includes demos, outtakes from the recording sessions, live recordings and a documentary DVD, along with a vinyl pressing of the original album.

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