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Monday, February 28 2011

Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes

If there was any justice in the world, Lykke Li would be our most valued Swedish import, not Steig Larsson. If her stunning second album is any indication, justice may soon be served.


Sunday, February 27 2011

Doug Paisley: Constant Companion

Doug Paisley returns for a second LP, bringing his quiet, confident voice to tracks that unfold with a grace and patient beauty.


Pete Anderson: Even Things Up

Anderson evokes that feeling of late Saturday night when one regrets doing what one just did, but knows that one would do it again in a heartbeat.


Monday, February 21 2011

Radiohead: The King of Limbs

Yes, Radiohead has rediscovered their love for electronica, but they've also infused it with a dubby, R&B-laced humanity that proves -- shall we say it? -- sexy, even.


Ducktails: Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics

Real Estate side project offers similarly chilled-out soundscapes for your summer haze.


Tuesday, February 15 2011

Big Head Blues Club: 4 February 2011 - Austin, TX

Sometimes revisiting the influences of the past can be a way to rekindle one's own inspiration and the Robert Johnson material seems to be firing up this crew.


Joan As Police Woman: The Deep Field

Joan Wasser's third album with her Joan As Police Woman proves a dense listen, but one that rewards patience and attention with gems of blues and soul for the new decade.


Various Artists: Dr. Boogie Presents Wasa Wasa: Fabulous Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Shakers, 1952-1968

While it might not be the best place to start your foray into classic R&B, Wasa Wasa is still a respectable collection, not to mention fun as hell.


Thursday, February 3 2011

The Trio of Oz: The Trio of Oz

Not the Wizard, but the Trio. Popular rock tunes translated into drums, piano, and bass. There's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz, there's no place like jazz…


Wednesday, February 2 2011

Phil Manley: Life Coach

Phil Manley (Trans Am, the Fucking Champs) pays his respects to his Krautrock heroes, but doesn't make enough out of his own voice to keep this record afloat.


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