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Mother Jones

Mother Jones is a progressive American magazine that focuses on news, commentary, and investigative reporting on topics including politics, the environment, human rights, and culture.

9 articles

Tony Joe White: Hoodoo

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 23 September 2013

LOUISIANA-BORN Tony Joe White scored his biggest hit, the stomping 'Polk Salad Annie', in 1969, and has been making great swamp rock ever since. ...

Nick Lowe: Nick the Knife and other reissues (Yep Roc)

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 21 August 2017

Nick the Knife/The Abominable Showman/Pinker and Prouder Than Previous/Party of One/Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit/The Rose of England (Yep Roc) ...

Various Artists: Jesus Rocked the Jukebox – Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) (Craft Recordings)

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 25 September 2017

IF YOU WANT to know how James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and a host of other great singers first became inspired, check out Jesus ...

Shilpa Ray: Door Girl (Northern Spy)

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 22 October 2017

Shilpa Ray's songs capture life on the edge in New York City. Door Girl echoes the streetwise, hard-boiled vibe of Lou Reed. ...

Flat Duo Jets: Wild Wild Love

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 30 October 2017

FOR MORE THAN three decades, North Carolina's Dexter Romweber has been a walking encyclopaedia of early rock'n'roll styles, making great, underappreciated roots music. ...

Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten: Angel Olsen: Phases/Sharon Van Etten: (it was) because i was in love

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 9 December 2017

WHETHER PERFORMING stark acoustic folk or giving her confessional songs a jolt of electricity, Angel Olsen always sounds like she's one beat away from a ...

Belle And Sebastian: Belle and Sebastian: How to Solve Our Human Problems

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 29 January 2018

FOR MORE THAN two decades, Scotland's Belle and Sebastian has championed the virtues of old-fashioned pop music, crafting gorgeous, compassionate tunes that balance heartbreak and ...

Joan As Policewoman: Joan as Police Woman: Damned Devotion

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 12 February 2018

JOAN WASSER, who's been recording under the name Joan as Police Woman for more than a decade, possesses a slow-burning, late-night voice that can handle ...

Françoise Hardy: Personne d'autre (Parlophone France/Arts Music)

Review by Jon Young, Mother Jones, 28 May 2018

SINCE VAULTING to international stardom as a teenager in the pre-Beatles '60s, Françoise Hardy has been France's leading female pop singer. ...

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