Why, in the name of all that's decent and civil, would Tchaikovsky have remarked in his diary that Brahms was a "scoundrel" and "a giftless bastard"? What could summon such a fork-tongued comment about the great German composer?
For one, Johannes Brahms was extremely voluble in his own blunt opin
If you want a part-time lover, listen to Stevie Wonder. If you want a private dancer, groove to Tina Turner. If you want "music without a whole lot of stylistic baggage," you better check out Autechre.
As mischievous lads in Manchester, England, Sean Booth and Rob Brown bonded over a cheap synthe
Unlike most in the electronic music scene, Prodigy knows how to put on a show. Their sound is big and loud, but that's not the half of it. They also blast audiences with arena-sized performances, complete with strobe lights, the occasional pyrotechnic display, a professional dancer named Leeroy, and
A kind of charming darkness oozes between Morrissey and Johnny Marr of the Smiths. The combination of Morrissey's syrupy, melancholy voice and Marr's jangling, meticulously layered guitar breeds an infectious moodiness. Breaking away from the bawdy new-wave synth pop that characterized the early 1980