Sunday, January 13 2008
Jason Molina seems to write more often than he changes recording names, and the result is a recent box set from Magnolia Electric Co.
Monday, December 17 2007
If 2007 didn't invite any gripping controversies, it was certainly filled with competitive comparisons -- between young and old, past and present, and among splintered factions -- and both surprising hits and disappointing misses. All in all, a dynamic and at times resurgent year for the broad scope of Americana.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
The late Jason Molina was never anything but honest about his trials and errors, his long dark blues, and his farewell transmissions.
Monday, July 20 2009
Years from now, we should look back at Magnolia Electric Co. and say that, at the height of their powers -- as they are on Josephine -- they were one of the finest bands going.
Thursday, November 1 2007
Four discs of lost and found material from the workingman's workingman, Jason Molina, constitute a celebration of his band's work better than any best-of retrospective could hope to.
Monday, September 18 2006
Good songs culled from four different sessions for four different albums makes Magnolia's latest scatterbrained and unsatisfying.
Monday, October 10 2005
Jason Molina and company show that they still have energy to spare.
Wednesday, June 1 2005
Magnolia Electric Co.'s studio debut is humbler and quieter, but (never fear!) as yearning and high-lonesome as ever.