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Single Mothers sounds like something you would expect from Earle: a carefully calculated and cohesive product.

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Eric Clapton and Friends: The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale

It’s safe, which only gets The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale so far, but, this record will undoubtedly get a lot of people to revisit, or discover JJ Cale, which is a win in itself.

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Cory Branan: The No-Hit Wonder

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Five Great Woodstock '94 Performances

Woodstock ’94 sometimes gets lost in pack. But here are five of those performances worth revisiting from the now 20-year-old event.

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The 10 Best Concert Documentaries

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Jake Bugg: Messed Up Kids

Three extra tracks from the Shangri La sessions show Jake Bugg's development.

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RiFF RaFF: Neon Icon

Neon Icon showcases all the reasons you love (or hate) RiFF RaFF, but it also proves he can put together a cohesive record.

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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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Conor Oberst: Upside Down Mountain

Conor Oberst steers clear from social prognosis or overbearing attempts at change, focusing more on what broke him into the mainstream’s eye in the first place.

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Chuck Ragan: Till Midnight

Till Midnight succeeds in both blending and separating all of the influences and styles that Chuck Ragan has gathered and groomed along the way.

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Sturgill Simpson: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

For a genre that seems to be split between bubblegum and alternative, Sturgill Simpson is a breath of fresh air.

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The Belle Brigade: Just Because

Backboned with lush layers and driven by dreamy rhythms, the brother-sister-led band takes on a slightly darker indie edge.

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The Black Keys - "Fever" (stream)

The Black Keys scale back on their roots and once again change gears with a new single.

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Lydia Loveless: Somewhere Else

With a graceful and gradual shift, Loveless has been carving a path toward a distinct sound. On Somewhere Else, she hits the sweet spot between where she came from and where she’s going.

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Conor Oberst - "Hundreds of Ways" (stream)

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Irene Kelley: Pennsylvania Coal

On her first album in more than a decade, the coal miner's granddaughter proves she's at her best when she pieces together her own story.

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The Farewell Drifters: Tomorrow Forever

While they are still extremely technical and carefully arranged, it’s nice to see the Farewell Drifters let go a little bit, pushing themselves in a few different directions.

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Tennis: Small Sound

They haven’t totally lost their 1950s pop-rock gleam, but Tennis bulks up their sound.

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