The Early Bird

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 3-2-18 – 3-8-18

By Iman Lababedi | March 2, 2018

new Americana protest songs

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 2-23-18 – 3-1-18

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2018

a garage rocker with a nice back beat

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 2-16-18 – 2-22-18

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2018

“Codeine Dreaming” features Lil Wayne!

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 2-9-18 – 2-15-18

By Iman Lababedi | February 9, 2018

the songs are black Africa informed

The Early Bird: Top New Releases reviewed – 1-26-18 – 2-1-18

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2018

doesn’t add to the legend

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 1-19-18 – 1-26-18

By Iman Lababedi | January 19, 2018

Un-indulgent

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 1-12-18 – 1-18-18

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2018

early contender for album of the year

The Early Bird: New Top Releases Reviewed 1-5-18 – 1-11-18

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2018

a smackdown for  future sex lovers everywhere

The Early Bird: New Top Releases Reviewed 12-15-17 – 12-21-17

By Iman Lababedi | December 15, 2017

Their “These Foolish Things” is one of the best I’ve ever heard

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 12-1-17 – 12-6-17

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2017

We are in the mood for earnestness

The Early Bird: Top New Music Releases Reviewed 11-17-17 – 11-23-17

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2017

sweeter, lovelier, more soothing

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 11-10-17 – 11-16-17

By Iman Lababedi | November 10, 2017

“New Year’s Day” is her best ballad since “State Of Grace”

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings Reviewed 11-3-17 – 11-10-17

By Iman Lababedi | November 3, 2017

it is maybe the third best Bootleg.

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings Reviewed 10-27-17 – 11-2-17

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2017

some classic stuff here: Lefty Frizzell, Harlan Howard, Johnny Cash, George Jones

The Early Bird: The Biggest Releases Of The Week reviewed 10-20-17 – 10-26-17

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2017

an update of Phil Spector, and with Christmas Bells ringing

The Early Bird: The Top New Releases Reviewed 10-13-17 – 10-19-17

By Iman Lababedi | October 13, 2017

rocks em socks em but not violently

The Early Bird: New Big Releases Reviewed 10-5-17 – 10-12-17

By Iman Lababedi | October 6, 2017

perhaps the best charity single you’ve ever heard

The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 9-29-17 – 10-4-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2017

dreamtrap

The Early Bird: New Big Releases Reviewed 9-15-17 – 9-21-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2017

the sound that made him a hero

The Early Bird: New Big Releases Reviewed 9-8-17 – 9-14-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2017

the lyric is a touch prosaic, Sam’s falsetto still hits the sweet spot

The Early Bird: New Album Overview 9-1-17 – 9-7-17

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2017

A post nuclear meltdown

The Early Bird: New Albums Overview 8-25-17 – 8-31-17

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2017

from Southern hard rock to the evenings at the Carlyle

The Early Bird: New Albums Overview 8-11-17 – 8-17-17

By Iman Lababedi | August 11, 2017

Yoko Ono beat her to it…

The Early Bird: New Albums Overview 8-4-17 – 8-10-17

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2017

mythologizes women

The Early Bird: New Album Releases 7-28-17 – 8-3-17

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2017

hugely great fun just as music