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Thursday, May 13 2010

D. Rogers: Sparks on the Tarmac

Melodic pop effort will appeal to country and pop fans alike.

Monday, May 3 2010

Darrin James Band: The Lovely Ugly Truth

Sophomore effort shows versatility and artistic growth; sometimes wandering is a good thing.

Monday, April 26 2010

The Pantones: Inside the Sun's Wild Flame

Another mix of powerpop, Americana, and '60s pop impressively blended.

Sunday, April 4 2010

Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez: The Deep End

The songs on The Deep End draw as much upon gospel and urban doo-wop as they do blues and Americana. Expect this album to pepper a few best-of lists in December.

Thursday, March 25 2010

Muse: Under Review

Thanks to the involvement of key insiders like former manager Safta Jaffrey and producer John Leckie, this documentary is better than most, favoring historical information over speculative posturing.

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