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Jon Young

Mother Jones

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Jon:

Gospel Music: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Mavis Staples and Ray Charles keep the faith. → Read More

A Whimsical Return for Buke and Gase –

Their music is as vibrant and provocative as ever. → Read More

A Bold Departure for Sharon Van Etten –

“Remind Me Tomorrow” is a dramatic change from her past material. → Read More

The Flesh Eaters Are Back—and Still Spellbinding –

Chris Desjardins enlists old friends from X, the Blasters, and Los Lobos. → Read More

Joy to the World! Four New Christmas Albums You Won’t Want to Re-Gift –

Festive tunes from Old 97's, JD McPherson, and more. → Read More

10 Albums That Helped Me Cling to My Sanity in 2018 –

The year's picks from music-critic-at-large Jon Young. → Read More

This Archival Hendrix Release Takes Us Way Deep Into “Electric Ladyland” –

One disc of work sessions, just Jimi and a guitar, is spine-tinglingly intimate. → Read More

Travel Back to the ’70s With These Unreleased Bob Dylan Sessions –

Now we know what he meant by "blood on the tracks." → Read More

These Artists Are Demanding More From Their Audiences –

Julia Holter and My Brightest Diamond create rich sound experiences. → Read More

The Bottle Rockets Spin Charm Out of the Mundane –

"Bit Logic" is the perfect mix of rock and country sounds. → Read More

These Gospel-Inspired Artists Are a True Godsend –

The Louvin Brothers and Joe Simon have some music worth your while. → Read More

These Musical Sisters Excel in New Albums –

Katie and Allison Crutchfield, of Waxahatchee and Swearin', make beautiful—but separate—art. → Read More

Decades Later, Bobbie Gentry’s Music is Still Charming and Vibrant –

She was an easy fit for a variety of genres. → Read More

Joe Strummer’s Legacy Lives On in This Commemorative Album –

Sixteen years after his death, he is still electrifying. → Read More

Old Soul Tony Joe White Goes Back to His Blues Roots –

A mix of covers and original songs casts a powerful spell. → Read More

“Town Burned Down” Is a Searing Triumph –

With a personal backstory to boot. → Read More

“The Crossing” Is a Relentlessly Inventive Album –

Fiery guitars, orchestral pop, and Mexican and Italian backing make for an eclectic mix. → Read More

With His Electric Guitar and Rueful Vocals, Richard Thompson Rages In His Latest Album –

"13 Rivers" is a crucible of fiery emotion. → Read More

Listen Closely to Robin Bacior’s Latest Album –

It's far more than beautiful background music. → Read More

Mitski’s “Be the Cowboy” Tells Tales at the Edge Between Calm and Unhinged –

Tight, catchy, and unique. → Read More