Pick Your Poison

Fiona Apple Tidal vs. The Idler Wheel

Pick Your Poison: Fiona Apple’s Tidal vs. The Idler Wheel

A side-by-side look at the singer/songwriter’s two most celebrated albums.

Junior Kimbrough vs RL Burnside

Pick Your Poison: Junior Kimbrough vs. R.L. Burnside

A look at two titans of the Hill Country Blues.

Pick Your Poison Jim O'Rourke

Pick Your Poison: Jim O’Rourke’s Eureka vs. Insignificance

The idiosyncratic artist and producer’s two “pop” records, side by side.

Prine vs. Dylan

Pick Your Poison: Bob Dylan vs. John Prine in the ’70s

This inaugural edition of our new column pits one giant of folk-rock against another.