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Hello, Dolly: The 10 Best Dolly Parton Songs (Plus One More)

Dolly Parton was perhaps the first country mega-star, and the first to successfully cross-over into the world of pop music. Today, we celebrate her 10 finest achievements as a performer, plus another one that we simply couldn’t forget to mention.

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Tigers Jaw: Charmer

Adding new textures and the vocal talents of Brianna Collins, Tigers Jaw does the impossible, and that is evolve without leaving anything behind.

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NEEDTOBREATHE: Rivers in the Wasteland

Even folksier than anything else they've done, Rivers in the Wasteland is uneven but not unexciting.

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Father/Daughter

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Word

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Memphis May Fire: Unconditional

Despite a tighter focus and compelling theme of faith, Memphis May Fire still wallows in the mediocrity of the faux-hardcore.

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The Baseball Project: 3rd

The Baseball Project goes deep into the lore, heritage and shadows of the great American pastime -- and comes up with an awesome record.

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Architecture in Helsinki: Now + 4Eva

Lacking their usual frenetic pace and diverse instrumentation, Architecture in Helsinki put out something surprisingly boring

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Casual Workout

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Manchester Orchestra: Cope

A good record that could've been great if some of the meandering, mid-tempo rock had been dropped in favor of a signature Andy Hull acoustic ballad or two.

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Loma Vista / Republic

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Foster the People: Supermodel

Supermodel is a quantum leap forward from "Pumped Up Kicks" era Foster the People. The growth of the band and the depth of this record are a pleasant surprise.

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The Guggenheim Grotto - "Fee Da Da Dee" (Stream)

In honor of St. Paddy’s day, I figured we could celebrate some music straight from Ireland.

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Pixies — "Greens and Blues" (Video Review)

What is wrong with you people?

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Bart Davenport: Physical World

In a world where originality is king, Physical World lays its classic rock inspiration bare. The result is a fine piece of throwback pop.

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Laura Cantrell: No Way There From Here

Cantrell expertly blends a host of influences, instruments, and styles into a brilliant country record. Her lovely voice is just the icing.

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You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.

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Thrift Shop

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+/- (Plus/Minus): Jumping the Tracks

Despite a few flashes of skill, +/- (Plus/Minus) doesn't do enough on Jumping the Tracks to seem anything more than "meh".

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Andrew Bird: I Want to See Pulaski at Night

Avant-garde even by Andrew Bird's standards, the meandering, mostly instrumental I Want to See Pulsaski at Night is gorgeous but empty.

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Teen-beat

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Grimsey

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Manchester Orchestra - "Top Notch" (stream)

If “Top Notch” is any indicator, look for Manchester Orchestra's COPE to push boundaries and expectations in that same way.

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Grimsey Records


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