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M. Ward Offers Comforting Escapism on 'Migration Stories'

Although M. Ward didn't plan the songs on Migration Stories for this pandemic, they're still capable of acting as a balm in these dark hours.

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2012 Nelsonville Music Festival

Nelsonville Music Fest 2012 in photos.

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M. Ward: A Wasteland Companion

Three years since his last solo album, the prolific, melodic M. Ward goes out on his own again (with only some minor supporting appearances from Zooey Deschanel).

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She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas

It’s not often that a Christmas album isn’t simply overlooked as "just another gimmick", but this one may change your mind.

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Carlos Forster: Family Trees

Former for Stars leader Carlos Forster offers a quiet and brilliant solo effort with help from M. Ward, Jonathan Richman with inspiration from Brian Wilson, Randy Newman and Sigmund Freud. No, really.

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Various Artists: From the Land of Ice and Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin

This gathers recognizable names with lesser-known talents from the Pacific Northwest to rethink the melodies, tweak the vocals, and play with the arrangements of some of the most familiar of classic rock staples.

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M. Ward: Hold Time

Ward crafts a fuller sound, while still mining musical history for inspiration, and recreates himself as a charming full-on performer rather than a quietly forlorn singer.

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Various Artists: This is Next

The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?

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M. Ward: Duet for Guitars #2

Reissue of the Post-War singer-songwriter's 1999 debut shows the modest but still emotive beginnings of M. Ward.

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M. Ward + Holly Throsby

I went to the show reluctantly, expecting to see "serious" girls staring meaningfully into the singer’s eyes. Heck, they might even shed a few tears...

Nick Gunn
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M. Ward: Post-War

The ups and downs of life's rollercoaster -- world wars and all -- are captured brillantly here by the out-of-time, transcendent troubadour M. Ward.

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M. Ward: Transistor Radio

With the recent success of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and the like, Ward should be set for broader critical and commercial recognition. But he's not quite a folker.

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