Tom Moon en Album Review: 'While You Were Sleeping' Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: A jazz singer for the hip-hop generation - that's how Jose James was described after he released his first album last year for the famed Blue Note record label. James has now released a follow-up. It's called, While You Were Sleeping. And reviewer Tom Moon says the 35-year-old shows phenomenal growth.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING")<p>JOSE JAMES: (Singing) Shadows long upon my face. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Tom Moon 27552 at Album Review: 'Everyday Robots' Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Damon Albarn's first solo album is out today. Albarn was the frontman of the acclaimed British rock band Blur in the '90s, and since 2000, he has spearheaded the multi-platinum group Gorillaz.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE WINDMILL")<p>GORILLAZ: (Singing) Take it all it on your stride. And it's sticking, falling down. Love forever...<p>SIEGEL: Reviewer Tom Moon says Albarn's new work seeks out the flipside to the Gorillaz' manic intensity. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 25333 at Album Review: 'Morning Phase' Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The singer and songwriter Beck is considered one of the most innovative artists of his generation. This week, he released "Morning Phase," his first new album in six years. Critic Tom Moon says the new record returns back to the brooding pop of 2002's "Sea Change," which many consider his best work.<p>TOM MOON: We hear it constantly. Everything in this on-demand culture seems to be moving fast and getting faster. Here's an exception: The new songs from noted contrarian Beck. They're slow. Deliciously, magnificently slow. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Tom Moon 22656 at Album Review: 'Sun Structures,' By Temples Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Finally this hour, a new perspective on the enduring influence of The Beatles. It comes from another four-piece British rock band called Temples. The group is from the town of Kettering. Critics have been raving about them since last summer. Their debut album, "Sun Structures," has now been released here in the U.S. And hearing it might whisk you away to 1960s Liverpool. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Tom Moon 22156 at First Listen: Temples, 'Sun Structures' It makes cosmic sense that <em>Sun Structures</em>, the debut album from <a href="">Temples</a>, arrives at the height of the current nostalgia wave associated with the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania and the British Invasion.<p>Like many young bands before it, the four-piece from Kettering in Northhamptonshire embraces — and proudly plays up — the influence of <a href="">The Beatles</a> and other '60s legends, notably <a href=" Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:02:00 +0000 Tom Moon 21726 at First Listen: Temples, 'Sun Structures' Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP' <p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:14:00 +0000 Tom Moon 18442 at Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP' Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise <p></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:33:00 +0000 Tom Moon 16062 at Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World Guitarist <a href=",d.dmg" target="_blank">Pat Metheny</a> is revered for his bright, accessible modern jazz. Saxophonist and composer <a href="">John Zorn</a> is associated with much knottier, often dissonant experiments. Metheny's new <em>Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:55:00 +0000 Tom Moon 10632 at Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter <p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:49:00 +0000 Tom Moon 9323 at Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter Atoms For Peace: Thom Yorke's Electronic Shadow-World When singer <a href="">Thom Yorke</a> stepped away from his influential rock band <a href="">Radiohead</a> in 2006 to release <em>The Eraser</em>, many thought the quirky electronic project was a one-off. Not so, it turns out. Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich called on rock-star friends for a tour, and since then, the group has convened occasionally in the studio. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Tom Moon 7149 at Atoms For Peace: Thom Yorke's Electronic Shadow-World