If you are going to let your lead vocalist moan her way tunelessly through the album instead of singing, you should probably come up with something musically compelling on your instruments to make up for it.
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Dwight Yoakam: Second Hand Heart
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Marcus Miller: Afrodeezia
Sugarcane Jane: Dirt Road's End
Tony Bennett / Bill Evans: The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings
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The Face in the Puddle
"Mastodon may be American metal giants, but based on their Saskatchewan gig with Clutch, they could learn a thing or two from their cult favorite Maryland comrades.