Greil Marcus

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Sorry, Bob Dylan's Self Portrait Is Still A Bad Album

    Perhaps you've read the weirdly fawning praise of Bob Dylan's tenth installment in his famed Bootleg Series, Another Self Portrait 1969--1971. ("One of the most important, coherent and fulfilling Bob Dylan albums ever released," some buffoon for Rolling Stone just claimed!) Perhaps, while in your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    By Noah W. Bailey Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2007

    Anatomy of a Murder

    As stylized as it is insane

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    A Pack of Mutts

    Music's "designer dogs"

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Mother Tongue

    Clearer and more fearless than ever, Sleater-Kinney is ready to wail

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Paperback Writers

    Latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Desolation Row

    Bob Dylan's career has only begun to recover from a slump that started 22 years ago in Tempe

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural Nörth Daköta

    By Chuck Klosterman
    (Scribner; 288 pages; $23)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Critical Mass 2000

    Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Greil Marcus

    Double Trouble: Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley in a Land of No Alternatives (Henry Holt and Company)

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Lou Reed

    Metal Machine Music (Buddha Original Masters Series)

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    The Band

    Music From Big Pink, The Band, Stage Fright, Cahoots (Capitol Records)

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    A Heartbreaking Work of Death and Embarrassment

    Eels front man E plants some Daisies of the Galaxy and, finally, drives away from the graveyard

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Accidental Genius

    Bomp! Records celebrates 25 years of personal and creative craziness

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Gotta Serve Somebody

    On the Tracks publishers build a career on the relentless intensity of Bob Dylan's fan base

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Taking Liberties

    Elvis Costello's recent collaboration with Burt Bacharach restores order to his maddening decade

  • Music

    October 15, 1998

    Forever Young

    Belated release of Bob Dylan's legendary Live 1966 brings it all back home

  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    Graham Parker Perks Up

    Rock's premier tough-but-tender songwriter flips on the tough switch again with Acid Bubblegum

  • Music

    September 19, 1996

    Good Old Oy

    Twenty-eight years later, Randy Newman is still America's last great grumpy songwriter

  • Music

    November 18, 1992