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Brilliant Memphis Soulman Don Bryant Says 'You Make Me Feel'

Legendary Memphis soulman and songwriter, Don Bryant returns with a vengeance to spread a much-needed message of love. You Make Me Feel is vital soul music for these times.

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Monophonics Are an Ardent Blast of True Rock 'n' Soul on 'It's Only Us'

The third time's the charm as Bay Area soul sextet Monophonics release their shiniest record yet in It's Only Us.

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Swamp Dogg Returns With Joyful Noise on 'Sorry You Couldn't Make It'

Legendary psychedelic soulman Swamp Dogg reinvents his aesthetic or perhaps pulls back the layers to expose what he's been all along on Sorry You Couldn't Make It.

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Black Lips Create a Killer Country Record, Infused with Lo-fi Garage Rock

Black Lips concoct a lustful mix of cocaine country, psych stomp, and honky-tonk fire and brimstone on Sing in a World That's Falling Apart.

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'One of the Best Yet' Is Another Gang Starr Classic

How death, legal battles, and scavengers couldn't stop the legacy of Gang Starr, one of the most important pillars of hip-hop.

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Jason Molina's Mythological Palette, Warts and All

Osmon lights the oil lamps on the process of Molina’s creative wonder, from toddling on the shores of Lake Erie to the indie folk pedestal he so deservedly sits upon today.

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The Como Mamas: Move Upstairs

Brooklyn, New York meets Como, Mississippi in this treasure of auditory bliss.

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Jay Farrar Talks Pedal Steel Guitar, Open Tunings, and Jerry Garcia

Son Volt's Jay Farrar opens up about the impetus of the new album, another new record about a half a year out, and how Tom Brumley and Ralph Mooney are probably his favorites on the pedal steel guitar.

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Black Lips: Satan's Graffiti or God's Art?

New band members help resurrect a classic Black Lips sound. Rock 'n' roll is safe and sound for now.

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Rev. Samuel Dixon Presents the Voices of Freedom: My Soul Says Yes

You don’t need religion to love gospel music. If church ain’t your thing, just play this every Sunday and the light will shine upon thee.

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Asherah

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Heath Green and the Makeshifters: Heath Green and the Makeshifters

God Bless Alabama, its clay, or whatever the hell else it may be that incites these grooves.

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Scott H. Biram: The Bad Testament

Scott H. Biram is a filthy-ass peacock in full bloom on this record, kicking arse and not even bothering to take names.

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Ex-Cult: Negative Growth

Negative Growth is the crown jewel of Ex-Cult's trifecta of LPs on In the Red Records.

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Ty Segall: Ty Segall

The ever-prolific Ty Segall is back with another collection of rock 'n' roll excellence.

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Robbie Robertson: Testimony

On the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz, Robbie Robertson testifies.

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Ramones: Ramones (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Divided we stand four decades since this legendary masterpiece was born. Even from their graves, the Ramones’ timing remains impeccable.

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Sire / Rhino

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Sire/Rhino Records

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L'Orange and Mr. Lif: The Life and Death of Scenery

North Carolina and Boston team up to save the world from overlords set to rid the world of art and culture, Star Wars meets Style Wars.

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Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat

A throwback for the ages, long live Bobby Rush and his funked up soul blues.

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Vulture Whale: Aluminium

Better than steroids were for baseball and OJ was for Ford Broncos, beautifully exotic yet weaving the basket between perfect indie pop and obtuse punk funk.

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Cornelius Chapel Records

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