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Tuesday, September 20 2011

Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself EP

This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.


Thursday, September 15 2011

Joy Kills Sorrow: This Unknown Science

Quite simply, this is one of the best bluegrass-meets-folk albums you hear this year – if not in any given year.


Monday, September 12 2011

Big Harp: White Hat

While White Hat isn’t the most markedly original collection of character sketches that you might have heard, it is an album for the back porch with a beer in hand as the wind gently slams against the screen door.


Wednesday, September 7 2011

Pepper Rabbit: Red Velvet Snowball

It's got it's moments of sweetness, but Red Velvet Snowball turns cold after so many listens.


Sunday, August 28 2011

Chris Bathgate: Salt Year

Four years later, the Michigan songwriter comes back swinging.


Sunday, August 7 2011

The Wyld Olde Souls: Ensoulment

The New York quintet was last heard from in 2000, but Ensoulment makes it seem as though they time-warped from the late-'60s folk movement.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

Daniel Isaiah: High Twilight

Montreal’s Daniel Isaiah is a lot like a Canadian Iron and Wine, for a variety of reasons.


Wednesday, July 20 2011

Woods: Sun and Shade

The Brooklyn-based lo-fi outfit churns out another solid collection of crackly guitar-pop -- with a few more-than-gratuitous psych-jams for questionable measure.


Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman: Union Town EP

Morello's political actions haven't stood in the way of his songwriting on this stellar EP full of folky yet often hard-rockin' anthems.


Thursday, July 7 2011

Gillian Welch: The Harrow & The Harvest

Ten more examples of what make Welch & Rawlings great: high lonesome harmonies, beautifully judged musicianship, exquisite songcraft, and a relationship with tradition that is both serious and playful.


Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up (Reviews) [30.Jun.11]
Peter Case: The Case Files (Reviews) [26.May.11]
Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (Reviews) [2.May.11]
The Ash Lovelies: Ode to Arlington (Capsule Reviews) [20.Apr.11]
The Unthanks: Last (Reviews) [17.Apr.11]
Carrie Elkin: Call It My Garden (Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Dennis Crommett: In the Buffalo Surround (Capsule Reviews) [24.Mar.11]
Charlie Parr: When the Devil Goes Blind (Capsule Reviews) [9.Mar.11]
Lynn Miles: Fall For Beauty (Reviews) [8.Mar.11]
Mt. Desolation: Mt. Desolation (Reviews) [1.Feb.11]
Paper Aeroplanes: The Day We Ran Into the Sea (Capsule Reviews) [31.Jan.11]
The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
Englishman: Englishman (Reviews) [18.Jan.11]
Indigo Girls: Holly Happy Days (Capsule Reviews) [28.Nov.10]
The Extra Lens: Undercard (Reviews) [20.Oct.10]
Red Horse: Red Horse (Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
Various: The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk (Capsule Reviews) [31.Aug.10]
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]
Rana Santacruz: Chicavasco (Reviews) [19.May.10]
Slow Club: Yeah So (Reviews) [2.May.10]
Juliana Hatfield: Peace & Love (Reviews) [29.Mar.10]
Todd Snider: 4.Mar.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [5.Mar.10]
Le Vent du Nord: La Part du Feu (Reviews) [28.Feb.10]
Barzin: 28.January.2010 - Toronto (Notes from the Road) [3.Feb.10]
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]
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