Articles tagged folk rock

Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Deluxe Reissue)

Powerful outtakes and soul-searching demos add even greater power to Ryan Adams' iconic debut.

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23 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Hecklers in the Van: A Tour Dispatch from Wussy

Yeah, sure: say that Wussy typify the "Midwestern sound," but do so at your own risk, lest you miss out on blazing songs dealing with alien gods and Biblical reckonings.

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20 May 2016 // 8:44 AM

Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is a touching tribute to Dylan’s continued passion for music, his love of performing and a celebration of some damn good songs.

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Fruit Bats: Absolute Loser

The best stuff on the solid Absolute Loser makes for a welcome return of an underrated American band.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: PersonA

Edward Sharpe's bombastic hippie-folk utopianism takes a darker hue in PersonA

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27 Apr 2016 // 12:00 PM

Aoife O’Donovan - “Porch Light” (Singles Going Steady)

Porch Light" dovetails folk-ballad moodiness with bustling bluegrass energy.

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27 Apr 2016 // 9:49 AM

Beth Orton - “1973” (Singles Going Steady)

Beth Orton adopts the synth-centric instrumentation and airy melodic sensibility of '80s pop on "1973".

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Woods: City Sun Eater in the River of Light

A slight step out of the comfort zone from Brooklyn's Woods, one of indie rock's most reliable and steady voices

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Kevin Morby: Singing Saw

Singing Saw is a breakthrough record for Kevin Morby, brimming with vibrant imagery and fluid orchestration.

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14 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ben Watt: Fever Dream

Ben Watt’s Fever Dream resembles those dark Impressionist paintings where everything bleeds together in the rain.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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Grant-Lee Phillips: The Narrows

Phillips' “The Narrows” is self-assured alt-country from a songwriting veteran.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:10 AM

Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep

One of the most dependable artists of her generation, the road and the music are linked indelibly to Bonnie Raitt’s identity. And we’re all the better for it.

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9 Mar 2016 // 3:30 AM

Jeff Buckley: You and I

Hello old friend, goodbye dry eyes.

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Wussy: Forever Sounds

Wussy doesn't give us anything that comes easy, and that holds true here even if the band is changing in other ways.

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Thao and the Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive

Thao's idiosyncrasies make her unique, but also hamper her accessibility. But it pays dividends for listeners willing to give A Man Alive a few chances.

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Greg Laswell: Everyone Thinks I Dodged a Bullet

Laswell’s sixth release for Vanguard gets off to a promising start with the title track, but quickly falls into a sequence of spurned-love put down songs that fail to make a significant emotional connection.

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Kevin Morby - “I Have Been to the Mountain” (Singles Going Steady)

Nice vocal harmonies and brass accents do a lot to add to "I Have Been to the Mountain's" atmosphere.

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Bert Jansch: Avocet (Special Edition)

To say Avocet is representative of Bert Jansch’s other work would be missing the mark because it’s so individual and unique.

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20 Jan 2016 // 12:34 PM

Peter Case: HWY 62

Peter Case understands that life at the margins really means one is at the center of things.

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