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Tuesday, February 11 2014

Lone Justice: This Is Lone Justice: The Vaught Tapes, 1983

This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.


Monday, September 16 2013

Califone: Stitches

Stitches finds a power in its directness that has led to some of the band's best music.


Thursday, November 3 2011

Deer Tick: Divine Providence

There's a lack of musical exploration here, but the Providence alt-country rockers embrace their love for booze and rebellion more than ever on this record.


Wednesday, October 5 2011

High Flying: Pop Goes Country

1991 was a significant, even historic year, for country music, giving a strong indication of the direction it would take from then on to now.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Blitzen Trapper: American Goldwing

Portland alt-countryish rockers Blitzen Trapper take to the road with an accomplished sixth album steeped in a bygone America.


Thursday, August 4 2011

Drive-By Truckers: Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians: Greatest Hits 1998-2009

Despite their claim that Lynyrd Skynyrd is “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, the Drive-By Truckers are way more Neil than Ronnie.


Wednesday, July 27 2011

Old 97s: Grand Theatre Volume 2

Venerable alt-country bingers double dip on fan-approved album series.


Thursday, March 24 2011

Dennis Crommett: In the Buffalo Surround

Crommett may have his fingers in many pies, but despite his generally prolific nature, he still brings tunefulness to the table with his latest solo album, making it worth checking out.


Sunday, March 13 2011

Carey Ott: Human Heart

If you’re looking for an album that you’ll have to call in sick to work to fully digest, Human Heart clearly delivers.


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