7.8
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Casey Frazier and Hide and Shine Reviewed

Casey Frazier – Evil Man No matter how many times blues riffs have been played through arenas or its grooves borrowed for pop music hits, this music will never become pretty. It’s not designed to be. And that’s not simply because this is, by default, a type of…
8.0
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Julian Taylor and Pat Berlinquette Reviewed

Julian Taylor – Running Away Familiarity and nostalgia can be powerful weapons in the hands of those who know how to wield them. A picture of a smiling, happy family helps sell plenty of presents around Christmas. And, the sound of Elvis’ voice could move movie…
7.5
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Benjamin Longmire and Wyly Bigger Reviewed

Benjamin Longmire – The Solution Genre: Blues, Classic Rock Are you one of the people that likes to rewatch movies again and again? Hey, I’m not blaming you! I’ve seen what the streaming sites have to offer and, boy, does it suck. Personally, I’ve gone back…
8.3
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The Pineapple Beach Experience and Le Garage Reviewed

The Pineapple Beach Experience – They Remember Us (Shakin’) Genre: Garage-rock, Alternative rock I hate having to figure out the world. I’m too lazy to read the instructions when buying any new gadget and can’t be bothered with the label on food bought…
8.3
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Golden Alphabet and José Leguina Reviewed

Golden Alphabet – I Found Love, But I’m A Hater Similar artists: Exuma, Ugly Casanova, Bright Eyes, Animal Collective Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Lo-fi Rock, Indie Rock Nobody, except maybe Woody Guthrie and the Christian rock elite, ever opted to make…
8.5
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Nicolai Dunger and Ames Harding & the Mirage Reviewed

Nicolai Dunger – To Be Tough Similar artists: Van Morrison, Calexico, John Craigie, Rufus Wainwright Genre: Americana The future of music may well sound very retro. But don’t stop and worry about that. It’s always been this way. Ever since Bob Dylan or Van…
8.3
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Alberta & The Dead Eyes and Miss Lonely Reviewed

Alberta & The Dead Eyes – So Cool Similar artists: Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, The Stooges Genre: Blues, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock Hearing a great pop song is a simple pleasure. It’s equally as pleasant to watch a highly attractive person walk by…
8.3
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Laura Reed and The Lindsley Brothers Reviewed

Laura Reed – Remedy Genre: Blues, Americana Like some strange magic spell, the blues made its way into everything. It’s the one highly popular musical style that starts with a feeling and gets completed by a sound. For all the others, songwriters and performers…
8.3
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My First Time and Left on Tenth Reviewed

My First Time – Workwear Similar artists: FEET, Home Counties, Courting, Lime Garden, English Teacher Genre: Post-Punk, Indie Rock, Indie Pop First-world problems are fascinating and ones that the rest of the countries of the world hope to one day acquire. But…