Sunday, April 17 2011
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
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
Country/Folk songstress Carrie Elkin delivers on her first album for a label, fifteen years into her career.
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
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
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
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 offers up cute, sunny, acoustically-strummed folksy country-pop with a Celtic tinge.
Wednesday, January 19 2011
Chicago-based Americana duo simultaneously succeed gloriously and fail miserably.
Tuesday, January 18 2011
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.