How to Make Friends seems neither to have the galvanic spirit of great dance music nor the lyrical substance to make it a qualifying pop record.
Kacey Musgraves: Pageant Material
No Joy: More Faithful
'Her Story' Asks You to Learn Your Story
A Wicked Sense of Humor Veers Heavily Towards the Sadistic in 'Crow Fair'
Motopony: Welcome You
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
KEN Mode: Success
Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band: Not That Kind of Girl
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