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Ben Sollee: Learning to Bend

Learning to Bend uses spare but inventive arrangements in a refreshingly cool exploration of the open spaces between genres and between instruments, but stumbles in its over-earnest lyricism.

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Johnny Flynn: A Larum

Lest us Yankee folkies get lost in the woods of the Appalachians, Johnny Flynn is here to remind us of Americana’s roots in pastoral British folk.

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Greg Laswell: Three Flights from Alto Nido

For devotees of piano balladeers and yearning strivers, Greg Laswell serves up a pleasantly melodic hour. But for those who long to find something substantive and new behind the album’s echoes of Coldplay, it can only prompt to keep searching.

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Reckless Kelly: Bulletproof

Reckless Kelly might not yet be reckless enough to knock down the walls of their country-rock roadhouse, but their raw devotion to the ruffian lifestyle makes for music that’s satisfyingly rough around the edges.

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Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal

A poetic country-gone-glam gem, the latest in Alejandro Escovedo's legendary alt-country career finds him chronicling the stories and characters of his past as a way to live in the present.

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Ryan Auffenberg: Marigolds

It’s a wistful, shimmer-laden, summer-afternoon album from a young singer-songwriter -- not the first or last time you’ll hear something like it, but evocative and engaging nonetheless.

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Camphor: Drawn to Dust

Camphor’s debut album will sound better in the fall, when its autumnal feeling matches the weather -- but don’t let that stop you from listening now.

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