Maura Johnston

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Mona, ‘Mona’ (ZionNoiz/Mercury/Island)

This U.K.-hyped Nashville band's debut is full of broad rock gestures and sticky hooks that initially satisfy, but reveal themselves over time as a bit…
Maura Johnston / May 16, 2011

R. Kelly, ‘Love Letter’ (Jive)

For his tenth album, R. Kelly programs his own decades-spanning radio station of R&B's greatest bits, and there's plenty here that deserves heavy rotation. Motown-inspired…
Maura Johnston / December 10, 2010

Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Love Me Back’ (J)

This Philly-born belter sounds like a direct reaction against the Auto-Tune era, with Sullivan turning her pain into a performance worthy of a vintage Apollo…
Maura Johnston / November 30, 2010

Eternal Summers, ‘Silver’ (Kanine)

This Virginia duo's debut could double as a hypercompressed essay on post-punk's shift into indie. The single-string guitar solos on "Running High" and "Disciplinarian" reveal…
Maura Johnston / October 29, 2010

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