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Friday, October 17 2014

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks

Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.


Thursday, October 16 2014

The Weather Station: What Am I Going to Do With Everything I Know EP

Even though this EP is best suited to bedtime, as it feels like an extended lullaby, it does resonate and stick with the listener.


Tuesday, October 14 2014

Jason Aldean: Old Boots, New Dirt

Aldean's personal life, and Nashville's change of direction, isolate the listener and reinforce stereotypes.


Friday, October 10 2014

Tim McGraw: Sundown Heaven Town

On album 13, and album two since extracting himself from his Curb contract, Tim McGraw is in his element and doing what he does best.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Blake Shelton: Bringing Back the Sunshine

On Bringing Back the Sunshine, Blake Shelton brings back more of the same.


Wednesday, February 12 2014

Irene Kelley: Pennsylvania Coal

On her first album in more than a decade, the coal miner's granddaughter proves she's at her best when she pieces together her own story.


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.


Wednesday, August 21 2013

Vince Gill + Paul Franklin: Bakersfield

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin revisit the Bakersfield sound with often excellent results.


Tuesday, August 20 2013

John Mayer: Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.


Wednesday, July 17 2013

Court Yard Hounds: Amelita

If the Eagles approached country music from the rock side of the fence, then Court Yard Hounds approach rock music from the country-pop side of the tracks.


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Wagons: Rumble, Shake and Tumble (Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
Bear Cub: Always Be Down EP (Capsule Reviews) [20.Oct.11]
Crooked Still: Friends of Fall EP (Capsule Reviews) [9.Oct.11]
Danny Schmidt: Man of Many Moons (Reviews) [28.Sep.11]
The Jayhawks: Mockingbird Time (Reviews) [21.Sep.11]
Nick Lowe: The Old Magic (Reviews) [15.Sep.11]
Big Harp: White Hat (Reviews) [12.Sep.11]
Jonny Corndawg: Down on the Bikini Line (Capsule Reviews) [30.Aug.11]
Levi Lowrey: I Confess I Was a Fool (Capsule Reviews) [25.Aug.11]
Blake Shelton: Red River Blue (Reviews) [22.Aug.11]
Jeff Bridges: Jeff Bridges (Reviews) [15.Aug.11]
Daniel Isaiah: High Twilight (Capsule Reviews) [3.Aug.11]
Dolly Parton: Better Day (Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
Caitlin Rose: Own Side Now (Reviews) [26.Jun.11]
Mariana Bell: Push (Capsule Reviews) [9.Jun.11]
Carrie Elkin: Call It My Garden (Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Lynn Miles: Fall For Beauty (Reviews) [8.Mar.11]
Doug Paisley: Constant Companion (Reviews) [27.Feb.11]
Mt. Desolation: Mt. Desolation (Reviews) [1.Feb.11]
The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
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Futurebirds: Hampton’s Lullaby (Capsule Reviews) [13.Sep.10]
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