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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.


Thursday, June 30 2011

Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up

Priscilla Ahn enters adult world with vibrant new effort.


Thursday, June 2 2011

AgesandAges: Alright, You Restless

That the many voices not go to waste is crucial, since the instrumental parts are as unadventurous as the vocals are exciting.


Thursday, May 26 2011

Peter Case: The Case Files

The Case Files is not a new Peter Case album per se, but rather an odds and sods collection of demos, outtakes, one live shot and other rarities recorded between 1985 and 2010.


Wednesday, May 25 2011

Thurston Moore: Demolished Thoughts

Thurston sounds like Thurston, even when he's acoustic. He's just not nearly as interesting.


Tuesday, May 17 2011

Various Artists: Folk Songs of Illinois #4: Chicago Since 1945

The most interesting tracks are the ones that reveal the shaping influences of American music itself.


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]
Caethua: The Long Afternoon of Earth (Capsule Reviews) [4.Nov.09]
The Messengers (Columns) [11.Oct.09]
Väsen: Väsen Street (Reviews) [29.Sep.09]
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