1. Ken Tucker reviews two very different interpretations of holiday cheer:

    New collections of Christmas music are already being released. Kelly Clarkson's recently released Wrapped in Red debuted at No.3 on the Billboard Top 200, while Nick Lowe's new one, called Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family, finds him mixing traditional songs with new ones he’s written or co-written with Ry Cooder.

    Ken Tucker says that Lowe’s album, “Wins this year’s genially eccentric holiday music award, with jazzy, folky performances,” whereas Clarkson’s album is a “Glossy, but heartfelt work.”

    See what you think, hear the review and samples from the album HERE.

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  1. Nick Lowe in-studio concert. Enjoy!

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  1. Posted on 15 September, 2011

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    Nick Lowe | Cruel to be Kind

    Nick Lowe: The Fresh Air Interview

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  1. Posted on 14 September, 2011

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Guest DJ: Nick Lowe

Tomorrow: a Nick Lowe in-studio concert.

    nprmusic:

    Guest DJ: Nick Lowe

    Tomorrow: a Nick Lowe in-studio concert.

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  1. Rock historian Ed Ward on a newly reissued Nick Lowe album: In the end, Nick Lowe proved to be more of an album artist than a singles artist. He’s had a long and fruitful career, and this is the record which established him. [Nick Lowe - Tiny Desk Concert] View in High-Res

    Rock historian Ed Ward on a newly reissued Nick Lowe album: In the end, Nick Lowe proved to be more of an album artist than a singles artist. He’s had a long and fruitful career, and this is the record which established him. [Nick Lowe - Tiny Desk Concert]

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  1. NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert with Nick Lowe: “For Lowe’s fans, the solo records he’d  make were a  constant source of joy and wit. Songs such as “I Love the  Sound of Breaking Glass,” “Cruel to Be Kind” (another tune written  during the Brinsley Schwarz  days), “Little Hitler” and “Heart of the  City” were all part of a new breed  of pop music that felt good without  making listeners feel stupid. In other  words, this is more than just  catchy music.” View in High-Res

    NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert with Nick Lowe: “For Lowe’s fans, the solo records he’d make were a constant source of joy and wit. Songs such as “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass,” “Cruel to Be Kind” (another tune written during the Brinsley Schwarz days), “Little Hitler” and “Heart of the City” were all part of a new breed of pop music that felt good without making listeners feel stupid. In other words, this is more than just catchy music.”

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