Emmylou Harris (illustration by Andy Friedman)
Considering the jittery, restless legacy of Soul Coughing and Doughty's experimentation, street poet eloquence, and mutable solo releases, it's not too left field to learn that he really likes the Police, this week's FUV Essentials. Doughty's discerning list of "Five Essential Police Songs" highlights the often unsung impact of guitarist Andy Summers.
Mike Doughty (photo courtesy of Chart Room Media, PR)
It's been forty years since the permanent lineup of the Police fused as a towheaded trio in the summer of 1977: a jazz-playing ex-schoolteacher, a
The Police (illustration by Andy Friedman)
Violinsit, arranger and composer Owen Pallett's longtime work with Arcade Fire gives him an intimate perspective into the band's discography. So we were delighted (and amazed) when he agreed to write about his "Five Essential Arcade Fire Songs" for FUV Essentials:
Owen Pallett (photo courtesy of Domino Records)
Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Régine Chassagne (illustration by Andy Friedman)
Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra writes from the sharp perspective of a native New Yorker, traversing a similarly socially outspoken, urban path as Lou Reed, this week's FUV Essentials artist. Segarra has found inspiration in Reed's fearless lyricism, as she eloquently writes in her "Five Essential Lou Reed Songs."
Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff (photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media, PR)
New York might be rich in architectural landmarks, like the Chrysler Building and the Brooklyn Bridge, but that's not what defines this city.
Lou Reed (illustration by Andy Friedman)
Joan Osborne has a long string of solo albums, a side project with Trigger Hippy, and a forthcoming 2017 album that's entirely focused on the songs of Bob Dylan, but the adventurous singer and songwriter has a special place in her heart for the music of Motown. Read her "Five Essential Motown Songs" (plus a bonus track).
Joan Osborne (photo by Jeff Fasano, PR)