Another Thought A cellist-singer-songwriter who died of AIDS in 1992, Arthur Russell blurred the lines separating "serious" and pop music. His flexible songcraft was brainy, warm, and… Another Thought A cellist-singer-songwriter who died of AIDS in 1992, Arthur Russell blurred the lines separating "serious" and pop music. His flexible songcraft was brainy, warm, and… Arthur Russell
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Another Thought

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A-

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A cellist-singer-songwriter who died of AIDS in 1992, Arthur Russell blurred the lines separating ''serious'' and pop music. His flexible songcraft was brainy, warm, and dryly funny, as shown on Another Thought, an intimate, carefully assembled collection of '80s songs. Is it art or pop? No matter. Russell produced culture that thrived in the cracks and that sounds as fresh as the day it was born. A-

Originally posted Nov 25, 1994 Published in issue #250 Nov 25, 1994 Order article reprints