Tom Moon

Tom Moon has been writing about pop, rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop and the music of the world since 1983.

He is the author of the New York Times bestseller 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die (Workman Publishing), and a contributor to other books including The Final Four of Everything.

A saxophonist whose professional credits include stints on cruise ships and several tours with the Maynard Ferguson orchestra, Moon served as music critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1988 until 2004. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Blender, Spin, Vibe, Harp and other publications, and has won several awards, including two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Music Journalism awards. He has contributed to NPR's All Things Considered since 1996.

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2:14pm

Mon November 11, 2013
Music Reviews

Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP'

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 6:54 pm

Lady Gaga's new album, ARTPOP, is out now.
Inez and Vinoodh Courtesy of the artist

3:33pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Music Reviews

Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 4:34 pm

Long Way Home is British singer Tom Odell's debut.
Andrew Whitton Courtesy of the artist

4:31pm

Tue May 21, 2013
Music Reviews

Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 4:43 pm

Best known for bright, accessible modern jazz, Pat Metheny takes on an experimental composer's work with the new Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. 20.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Guitarist Pat Metheny is revered for his bright, accessible modern jazz. Saxophonist and composer John Zorn is associated with much knottier, often dissonant experiments.

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3:38pm

Mon April 22, 2013
Music Reviews

Dawes' Story Gets A Fine New Chapter

Originally published on Mon April 22, 2013 9:14 pm

Dawes' new album is titled Stories Don't End.
Courtesy of the artist

5:30pm

Thu February 28, 2013
Music Reviews

Atoms For Peace: Thom Yorke's Electronic Shadow-World

Originally published on Thu February 28, 2013 7:44 pm

Atoms For Peace's debut album is called Amok.
Eliot Lee Hazel Courtesy of the artist

When singer Thom Yorke stepped away from his influential rock band Radiohead in 2006 to release The Eraser, many thought the quirky electronic project was a one-off. Not so, it turns out. Yorke and producer Nigel Godrich called on rock-star friends for a tour, and since then, the group has convened occasionally in the studio.

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