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T Bone Burnett: Don't Let the Form Distract You From the Content

Lloyd Sachs explores the life, times, and endless journeys of singer-songwriter-musician T Bone Burnett.

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Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues

This is another triumph for Punch Brothers, who continue to find a balance between catchiness and esoteria.

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The Secret Sisters: Put Your Needle Down

The Secrets Sisters' sophomore album is less formulaic and safe than their debut. And the reward trumps the risk.

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Various Artists: Inside Llewyn Davis

The soundtrack to the Coen Brothers' film about Greenwich Village's folk scene is slick, polished, and reverent to a fault.

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Pretty Time Bomb: An Interview with Sam Phillips

After releasing things online for some time, Sam Phillips tells PopMatters about the joy of a physical release, how technology is impacting music today,

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Tomorrow Will Be Kinder: An Interview with Greg Wells of 'The Hunger Games' Soundtrack

The superstar producer just helped helm the mega-selling Hunger Games soundtrack, and tells PopMatters all about its creation, including how he never actually knew about the series until right before he started working on the music.

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Sam Phillips: Cameras in the Sky / Long Play

Sam Phillips' year-long project of intricate multimedia comes to an end on a high note with the full-length release of Cameras in the Sky.

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band: We Walk This Road

We Walk This Road is a huge undertaking, and the results are definitely worth the strain.

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Jakob Dylan: Women + Country

With some help from T-Bone Burnett and Neko Case, Jakob Dylan, now 40, finally writes the Americana-folk record we always knew he wanted to make.

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Willie Nelson in the Twilight Glow

At 77, Willie's hair is now down to his tailbone, and you can see his trademark red locks fade to gray about midway up his back -- it's like examining the rings of a tree.

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T-Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime

The concept album -- music for the remake of a Sam Shepard play of the same name -- yields a bounty of oxymoronic delineations and sonorously dark arrangements by the prolific producer.

Music

T-Bone Burnett: Twenty Twenty: The Essential T-Bone Burnett

It doesn’t matter if you know any of the songs: hyphen or not, good music is simply good music. Here’s to a career that’s been full of it.


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