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Sunday, April 17 2011

The Unthanks: Last

The album’s thematic conceit is that we are experiencing the Last Days. There’s no reason to look ahead and every reason to reflect on the present and treasure the past.


Wednesday, April 6 2011

Andy Friedman: Laserbeams and Dreams

It’s clear that Laserbeams and Dream is workman-like in its rendering, and Friedman clearly has some songwriting chops at the best of times and a deft ear for words. However, there's that matter of the cover art....


Thursday, March 24 2011

Carrie Elkin: Call It My Garden

Country/Folk songstress Carrie Elkin delivers on her first album for a label, fifteen years into her career.


Dennis Crommett: In the Buffalo Surround

Crommett may have his fingers in many pies, but despite his generally prolific nature, he still brings tunefulness to the table with his latest solo album, making it worth checking out.


Wednesday, March 9 2011

Charlie Parr: When the Devil Goes Blind

Fine picking, vocals that make a mockery of microphone style, and lyrics about trains, tracks, and times past, all filtered through the immediacy of the present and performed under the influence of enthusiasm.


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Lynn Miles: Fall For Beauty

Miles is a solid, dependable songstress, and if you are even remotely interested in what rootsy Americana by way of Canada sounds like, Fall For Beauty is an album, with a few flaws, worth checking out.


Tuesday, February 1 2011

Mt. Desolation: Mt. Desolation

Members of British pop/rock mainstays Keane take a break and decide to record a country album. What we get is mainly folk with hints of Britpop.


Monday, January 31 2011

Paper Aeroplanes: The Day We Ran Into the Sea

Paper Aeroplanes offers up cute, sunny, acoustically-strummed folksy country-pop with a Celtic tinge.


Wednesday, January 19 2011

The Spares: Everything Is Easy

Chicago-based Americana duo simultaneously succeed gloriously and fail miserably.


Tuesday, January 18 2011

Englishman: Englishman

The stunning beauty contained on this album is something to behold. Certainly one of the best albums of 2010, and I fear my simple words won't convey what I feel in my heart.


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Keegan DeWitt: Nothing Shows (Capsule Reviews) [24.Aug.10]
S. Carey: All We Grow (Reviews) [22.Aug.10]
Jim Moray: A Beginners Guide (Reviews) [28.Jul.10]
Sean Hayes: Run Wolves Run (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jun.10]
Lúnasa: Lá Nua (Capsule Reviews) [27.May.10]
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Slow Club: Yeah So (Reviews) [2.May.10]
Juliana Hatfield: Peace & Love (Reviews) [29.Mar.10]
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Le Vent du Nord: La Part du Feu (Reviews) [28.Feb.10]
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Beth Orton + Sam Amidon: 17.Jan.2010 - NYC (Notes from the Road) [18.Jan.10]
Animal Collective: Campfire Songs (Reviews) [10.Jan.10]
John Gorka: So Dark You See (Reviews) [10.Dec.09]
The Pines: Tremolo (Reviews) [6.Dec.09]
Petracovich: Crepusculo (Reviews) [2.Dec.09]
Will Stratton: No Wonder (Reviews) [11.Nov.09]
Caethua: The Long Afternoon of Earth (Capsule Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
The Messengers (Columns) [11.Oct.09]
Väsen: Väsen Street (Reviews) [29.Sep.09]
Deolinda: Canção Ao Lado (Capsule Reviews) [27.Aug.09]
Mariachi Real De San Diego: Mariachi Classics (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jul.09]
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Ben Reynolds: How Day Earnt Its Night (Capsule Reviews) [23.Jun.09]
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