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Adult Desire is a tender and fearless set of electro-acoustic pop ditties in which Wedren uses his distinctive voice to explore thoughts on sex and aging and family.


With Rhye's New Album 'Blood', Mike Milosh Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

Rhye's Blood is slightly rougher around the edges than Woman; it's less polished and precise, with more air in the arrangements. But the music is still strikingly tender.


'It's All Gone Haywire': Mavis Staples on Her 'Angry' New Album

When Mavis Staples says she's uniquely troubled by the current climate in this country — by the guns and the police violence and the president she blames for reviving old enmities — there's good reason to listen.

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