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Superfónicos and Photay Reviewed

Superfónicos – Renaceré The people who have everything are the most likely to lose it all. Those who have nothing not only have to acquire what it is that they need but also, if they’ve acquired the wisdom for it, periodically shed away some of the weight of…
8.0
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Jeremy & the Harlequins and Painted Pillars Reviewed

Jeremy & the Harlequins – The Whiskey Shake “Whiskey, you’re the devil, and you’re leading me astray.” Shane MacGowan sang these words and made them sound as if he was talking about an ancient remedy that he’d happened to stumble upon. Many other…
8.0
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Justin Sconza and The Shrines Reviewed

Justin Sconza – There’s That Sound Before pop music was all about personal branding, selling a star’s life story, and utilizing trendy technological tools to make records, it was about sounds that could transport listeners to a faraway place. The methods were…
7.5
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Brandon Bryson and MoonLikeSun Reviewed

Brandon Bryson – Wash Away Your parents may have made you play sports as a kid. They might’ve told you that the effort was going to be worthwhile and that you would learn a bunch of important life lessons. Look at you now! You have nearly perfect health but need…
7.8
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Common Crime and Never Sunny Reviewed

Common Crime – Ghosted There’s an epidemic of loneliness around the world. And, it is killing more people than would-be deadly viruses are or have been able to do. Worst still, there’s no simple solution in sight. I suppose we’ll either have to work through…
7.5
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timothy e. cooney jr and O KANENAS Reviewed

timothy e. cooney jr – mountain blues (pleaded to go) Any serious movement tells disciples to live in silence. It’s only natural that they would. Some movements do it because silent followers are also followers who don’t complain too much. Other clubs genuinely…
8.3
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John Fox and Ever-Lovin' Jug Band Reviewed

John Fox – Neon Lullaby If the gigantic internet success of Toto’s “Africa” has taught us anything, it is that great songs of any genre deserve recognition at any time and that music hipsters, for the most part, are hypocrites.  Do you think that they…
7.5
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Mnevis and Wanda What Reviewed

Mnevis – Sparks (Zig Zag) Modern kids and young grown-ups are stuck between two fantasies. In the first one, they get everything that they deserve, especially a lot of money, fame, and popularity. They might not know it, but it’s a fantasy others like them have…
7.8
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Binary Sunset and JBNG Reviewed

Binary Sunset – Pas de fleurs Boxers need to get their noses broken sooner or later. It’s just the way it is. That’s why their trainers, in an act of mercy and goodwill, often offer to break it ahead of a big fight. At the very least, the boxers know what’s…