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29 Sep 2011 // 8:30 AM

Opeth: Heritage

Heritage is both a significant departure from Opeth's past output, but also a completely natural recording, one that prior albums hinted that the band was bound to make.

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Danny Schmidt: Man of Many Moons

Nocturnal and intimate album from the Austin based singer-songwriter.

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Mountain Man: Live at the Wiltern

RIYL: Garrison Keillor; that O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack you haven't dusted off since 2002; carpetbagging.

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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.

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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.

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12 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

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.

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Pepper Rabbit: Red Velvet Snowball

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

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Chris Bathgate: Salt Year

Four years later, the Michigan songwriter comes back swinging.

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Marissa Nadler: Marissa Nadler

On her new album, the mix between tradition and personality has shifted, and Nadler comes shining through on this wonderful, often deceptively uplifting record.

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The Summer Set: Everything’s Fine

The Summer Set seeks to find a new identity in the form of catchy pop rock.

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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.

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3 Aug 2011 // 7:50 AM

Daniel Isaiah: High Twilight

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

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27 Jul 2011 // 8:57 PM

Efren: Rise on Up and Melt

Bemoaning guitar and rueful lyrics yield an underwhelming effort after the fast-paced country rock of 2010's Always Been a Bleeder EP.

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20 Jul 2011 // 9:00 PM

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.

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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.

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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.

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Priscilla Ahn: When You Grow Up

Priscilla Ahn enters adult world with vibrant new effort.

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Channel In Channel Out: The Author and the Narrator

Channel In Channel Out creates too much static on his label debut.

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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.

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26 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

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.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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