Wednesday, September 4 2013
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
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
Jesse Lortz is at his best when he assesses the damage, rather than splitting it sideways.
Sunday, November 6 2011
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
An almost perfect interlace of form and content.
Sunday, August 28 2011
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
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
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
Two Matchsticks is a confidently assured collection of 12 songs that work extremely well together in a consistent, even, and oak varnished form.
Friday, May 6 2011
From Richard Pryor to Bill Hicks to David Foster Wallace to Spalding Gray, the motivating current for honest humour has been truthfulness about despair. And no one, not even those guys, has ever been as honest as Loudon.