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Sunday, January 24 2010

Part 1: From Lily Allen to Gallows

Slipped Discs kicks off with Britpop princess Lily Allen, the late great Vic Chesnutt, the Balkan beats of [dunkelbunt], the hypnotic sounds of the Field and many more. All records that missed our top 60 list last year.

Tuesday, December 15 2009

The Best Americana of 2009

This year saw a flood of plaid-shirted indie-roots bands building on the beardy throwbacks who gained country-rock traction in 2008. And while mainstream country music continued its evolution into '80s pop metal, plenty of roots acts turned the other direction with back-to-basics records.

Tuesday, December 19 2006

Best Folk of 2006

English and Scottish ballads, Cajun songs, protest music, and covers of everything from Mississippi John Hurt to Prince populate this year's notable folk records.


Monday, September 5 2011

Slaid Cleaves: Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge

One gets to hear Cleaves’ stage banter, but he really doesn’t talk that much. He’s a bit of charmer, and for the most part lets the songs do the talking.

Tuesday, June 23 2009

Slaid Cleaves: Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away

This is the album of Slaid Cleaves's career. It's also the best alt-country album of 2009 thus far.

Thursday, July 6 2006

Slaid Cleaves: Unsung

Slaid Cleaves comes up smelling like roses again with this album, even if he had nothing at all to do with writing any of the material here.

Monday, April 12 2004

Slaid Cleaves: Wishbones

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