Tuesday, April 7

Album Review: ‘The Civil Wars’ by The Civil Wars

Irreconcilable differences of ambition. By now, fans of folk duo The Civil Wars — or anyone who regularly checks in to read articles by NPR — are familiar with that phrase as the supposed deathblow to the short-lived but superb musical career of songwriters Joy Williams and John Paul White. Read more...







Album Review: ‘Volume 3’ by She & Him

Contrary to popular belief, Zooey Deschanel is not entirely synonymous with Jessica Day, the goofy and romantically challenged protagonist of her show “New Girl.” In fact, she was first the lead singer of She & Him, a two-person musical group made up of herself and M. Ward, who plays more of a background role in this album. Read more...