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Thursday, March 26 2015

Laura Marling: Short Movie

The eclectic guitar becomes a tool that complements Laura Marling's lyrics on this pivotal album, at times articulating visceral anger and, at others, obliterating psychic barriers and clearing space for something new.


Thursday, November 6 2014

Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Spencer Burton: Don’t Let the World See Your Love

Don’t Let the World See Your Love may have a bitter undertone, but it goes down fairly sweet.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

Peter Rowan: Dharma Blues

Poe’s raven crowed “Nevermore” not “Nevermind”. If there is no God and no devil, then why there is death is the unanswerable koan here.


Thursday, October 23 2014

Jesse Marchant: Jesse Marchant

Brooklyn singer-songwriter finds solace in reflection with his self-titled full-length.


Friday, October 17 2014

“We Just Kinda Broke All the Rules”: An Interview with Lucinda Williams

Throughout her long and legendary career, Lucinda Williams has garnered a reputation for dismissing any notions of rules, expectations, or boundaries.


Thursday, October 2 2014

The Last Bison: VA

VA effectively charts a bold new course for the band that doesn't need to rely on folk rockers du jour.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Lucinda Williams: Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone

Both familiar and challenging, Williams' new record invites her audience to dance slow and close to a set of adult songs for adult listeners.


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.


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