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Monday, February 3 2014

Emily Jane White: Blood/Lines

White's fourth album finds her playing bolder music with a daring conceit, but the results are decidedly mixed.


Wednesday, September 4 2013

Okkervil River: The Silver Gymnasium

The Silver Gymnasium is Sheff's best work, and it contains his hardest truths. Going home is never quite going back.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Mark Mulcahy: Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You

Freewheeling, insightful and damn catchy, Dear Mark J. Mulcahy, I Love You more than conveys why Mulcahy is so revered by his songwriting peers.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

Case Studies: This Is Another Life

Jesse Lortz is at his best when he assesses the damage, rather than splitting it sideways.


Sunday, November 6 2011

Catie Curtis: Stretch Limousine on Fire

Here's another genial, generic album of singer-songwriter stuff that wouldn't sound out of place on your local public radio station.


Tuesday, October 25 2011

REIGNS: The Widow Blades

An almost perfect interlace of form and content.


Sunday, August 28 2011

Twinsistermoon: Then Fell the Ashes ...

Then Fell the Ashes ... is challenging, but there are enough spins on a well worn drone rock formula to make the time spent zoning out to it worth the time invested.


Tuesday, July 26 2011

Bachelorette: Bachelorette

While Bachelorette is not perfect, it does make a case for an artist who is not afraid to go against the norms of popular recorded music and craft intricately woven sound-songs that can captivate and delight an audience accustomed to going beyond conventions.


Thursday, July 21 2011

Burlap to Cashmere: Burlap to Cashmere

If there's room in your pop heaven for Simon & Garfunkel, the Indigo Girls, and Fleet Foxes, you should also make room for this terrific Burlap to Cashmere album.


Monday, June 6 2011

The Wooden Birds: Two Matchsticks

Two Matchsticks is a confidently assured collection of 12 songs that work extremely well together in a consistent, even, and oak varnished form.


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