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Matt Berninger Takes the Mic Solo on 'Serpentine Prison'

Serpentine Prison gives the National's baritone crooner Matt Berninger a chance to shine in the spotlight, even if it doesn't push him into totally new territory.


Kenny Wayne Shepherd Takes Listeners on a Journey with 'The Traveler'

Blues rock's Kenny Wayne Shepherd incorporates all of his Southern influences and a few surprising covers on his dynamic new record, The Traveler.


Castlecomer Want to Make You Dance and Maybe Also Rock

Sydney's Castlecomer is a family band and their self-titled debut album is full of catchy dance-rock songs that range in quality from "pleasant and listenable" to "pretty darn good".


Devotchka's 'This Night Falls Forever' Is Indie Rock at Its Most Cinematic

On their first LP since 2011's 100 Lovers, Devotchka fall somewhere between the marching troubadour worldliness of Beirut and the grandeur of Arcade Fire, writing songs of widescreen suburban romance that radiate with ghosts and demons.


Boz Scaggs Goes Into and 'Out of the Blues'

Out of the Blues is the final part in a trilogy of genre albums that have seen Boz Scaggs take a step back as a songwriter, contributing just a song or two to each release.


The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2017

In Americana music the present is female. Two-thirds of our year-end list is comprised of albums by women. Here, then, are the women (and a few men) who represented the best in Americana in 2017.


Little Richard: Here's Little Richard

Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti" stakes its claim as the beginning of rock 'n' roll.

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