Marshall Crenshaw has been making music for almost as long as I have been attending shows, so I was excited to see him on this night between Christmas and New Year’s Day. As soon as he took the stage, he let […]
This 14-song collection pulls together material Crenshaw originally recorded and released across three years of 10” vinyl EPs [1 2 3 4 5 6] and a Kickstarter campaign. Each EP included an original A-side and a B-side that featured a […]
Though Marshall Crenshaw has written plenty of catchy tunes about falling in love, the best cut on his first album of new material since 1999 is about falling out of love. Set to a buoyant melody that one could easily […]
Though rarely stated, theres often a knotty challenge implicit in reissue reviews. Whether battling overfamiliarity or the weight of past critical judgment, the writer endeavors to listen with fresh ears, hopefully coaxing original insight and hidden inspiration from long-cherished works. […]
Despite its title, this isn’t Marshall Crenshaw’s 447th album. In fact, it’s only his tenth, and his first studio project in three years. But Number 447 finds Crenshaw continuing to refine the masterful pop songwriting that made his 1982 self-titled […]
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