Greil Marcus

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    New Album Releases: David Lowery, The Go! Team, the Civil Wars and MEN Lead the Way

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow​*The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow Paste gave the album an 8.0 rating: "Barton Hollow, the name of a nonexistent place, is largely ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2005

    Turn It Up, Mr. Prez!

    B-Sides unearths some tight presidential tunes, finds the softer side of the Simpsons' notorious bully and knows way too much about the Spin Doctors

  • Music

    September 14, 2005

    Song Sung Blue

    We have a 'Bone to pick with the Drams, write fan mail to the Vibrators and reflect on the music of New Orleans

  • Music

    January 5, 2005

    Dead First

    We rank musical deaths, embrace Failure and remember the Old School

  • Film

    September 10, 2003

    Twist of Fate

    This Bob Dylan movie is as inscrutable as Bob Dylan music

  • Music

    April 23, 2003

    Fred Friendly

    Fred's Variety Group doesn't let ego get in the way of the music

  • Culture

    April 17, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • Music

    March 6, 2002

    Roll Playing

    On his latest album, bookworm musician Jim Roll collaborates with two music-geek novelists

  • Music

    December 26, 2001


    RFT music geeks pick the best recordings of 2001

  • Music

    October 24, 2001

    Welch the Revelator

    Gillian Welch's new record marks a testing of the very limits of that "confessional singer/songwriter" mode

  • Music

    April 25, 2001

    Morning Has Broken

    Two years in the making, Western Robot's Music for a Morning's Work defies categorization: It's not punk, prog, jazz or rock -- just sublime.

  • Music

    May 24, 2000

    With These Hands

    Sleater-Kinney deliver great rock tinged with a womanly sensibility

  • News

    May 5, 1999

    Original Gangsta

    Legendary badass Stagger Lee, hailed in song by musicians everywhere, came to fame right here in St. Louis

  • Music

    January 20, 1999