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Shirley Collins' ​'Heart's Ease'​ Affirms Her Musical Prowess

Shirley Collins' Heart's Ease makes it apparent these songs do not belong to her as they are ownerless. Collins is the conveyor of their power while ensuring the music maintains cultural importance.

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Nick Drake's 'Pink Moon' and Finding a Place to Be During Coronavirus

Shuttered inside our homes, contending with the COVID-19 outbreak, Nick Drake's third album promises rebirth and renewal: the pink moon is coming.

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Frogbelly and Symphony's Upended Folk on Display With "Benjamin Went Fishing" (premiere)

Mixing and matching elements of traditional (and non-traditional) folk, Frogbelly and Symphony deliver a track that defies expectations and boundaries with "Benjamin Went Fishing".

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Signe Marie Rustad Finds Companionship In "A Thousand Lights" (premiere + interview)

Norwegian-American Signe Marie Rustad gazes into the lights of Oslo and finds hope after a long streak of writer's block. The result: "In a Thousand Lights", premiered with this interview.

Jedd Beaudoin
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Strangers in the Room: A Journey Through the British Folk Rock Scene 1967-1973

The inversion of British folk and the invention of British folk-rock is catalogued here in all of its stormy and delicate variety.

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John Smith Revisits British Folk Classic "The Time Has Come" (premiere)

Praised by John Renbourn as "the future of folk music", John Smith continues to exemplify that with his LP, Hummingbird and the single, "The Time Has Come".

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Pentangle's 'Sweet Child' Turns 50

Reissued on vinyl by Real Gone Music, British folk-rock band Pentangle's second album Sweet Child is as good as ever.

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Johnny Flynn: Country Mile

Despite some minor quibbles, this is a very accomplished album and one that shows Flynn well on his way to becoming the U.K.’s next great folk troubadour.

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Savaging Spires: Savaging Spires

A mysterious tour-de-weird-cum-tour-de-awesome.

Jedd Beaudoin
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The Unthanks: Last

The album’s thematic conceit is that we are experiencing the Last Days. There’s no reason to look ahead and every reason to reflect on the present and treasure the past.


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