A Cosmic Crescendo

A Cosmic Crescendo

By Jack Fisher

An epic crossover involving cosmic power ends in a way that's satisfying without the specter of tragedy. 28 Apr 2015 // 7:05 AM

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7 Nov 2014 // 2:06 AM

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Musical chameleon continues to defy easy classification with his latest, the misleadingly titled Black Metal.

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7 Nov 2014 // 2:05 AM

Annie Lennox: Nostalgia

Listening to her latest album and hearing the delightfully brassy version of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo”, it's hard not to wish she'd done an entire recording of gritty blues covers.

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Gruff Rhys: American Interior

American Interior certainly sounds like the most ambitious Rhys project since he belonged in a bigger band.

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Oozing Wound: Earth Suck

Oozing Wound are bigger and badder on their sophomore effort, Earth Suck, which definitely has a spot among the best metal of 2014.

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Lisa LeBlanc: Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted EP

LeBlanc's brand of music has been dubbed by publicity as being "folk-trash", and that’s a fairly apt descriptor, but her style owes quite a bit to bluegrass and just as much to the frenetic energy of punk rock.

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7 Nov 2014 // 2:01 AM

Nicholas Payton: Numbers

A kind of concept album that places a void at the center of black American music, a void for you to fill.

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‘Maeve’s Times’ Collects Five Decades of Observation by an Astute Irish Writer

Maeve Binchy's good-natured voice challenges Irish prejudice or piety on behalf of those who have been shut out or held down.

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6 Nov 2014 // 1:30 PM

Merna: The Calling

This is a callout to an impressive and crucial female artist who aptly puts the pop in modern day pop music.

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Eric Johnson and Mike Stern: Eclectic

Together, Stern and Johnson turn in a wickedly tasteful shred fest that will appeal more to those with an affinity for exceptional six-string playing than average listeners.

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6 Nov 2014 // 11:30 AM

Coyote: Proof of Life EP

This EP is an intriguing concoction, even though it doesn’t rise above its obvious influences.

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