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250 word album review: Rhett Miller – The Messenger

Rhett Miller wanders from his band the Old 97’s occasionally to record some solo records, “The Messenger” is his fifth to be exact. Many frontmen have solo careers that are essentially stripped down and quieter versions of their band, for … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Reliant Tom – Bad Orange

Reliant Tom’s electronica fueled “Bad Orange” concentrates on grooves and vocal prowess. With a vocalist that sounds like Shirley Manson drowning in “Kid A” inspired instrumentals that album is definitely unique. On the opening song “Bad Orange” the duo kicks … Continue reading

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250 word album review: GospelbeacH – Another Winter Alive

GospelbeacH has really tapped into the Laural Canyon vibes for their album “Another Winter Alive.” The folky psyche-pop approach fits right in line with bands like the Fleet Foxes where bands created soundscapes and concentrated on the mood of a … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Bob Dylan – More Blood, More Tracks

This 5 star album has been waiting to be released for decades. The often bootlegged “More Blood, More Tracks” or “Blood on the Tapes” or “New York Sessions” or whatever name it went by at the time has always been … Continue reading

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Album at a glance: Mod Hippe – Wannabe Nobody

Mod Hippie is a down the middle rock project that pulls from various influences and wears them on their sleeves. It can be reserved and calm but also has a few surprises in store for listeners. On “Saturday Show” you … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Bottle Rockets – Bit Logic

  The Bottle Rockets proved they weren’t done making great music with 2015’s “South Broadway Athletic Club” and have returned in late 2018 with a record that is actually a little bit better. The americana pioneers can come off like … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground

Tom Morello ditches his “The Nightwatchman” moniker for his latest solo release and thankfully so. This album couldn’t be further from the coffee shop militant we met on 2007’s “One Man Revolution.” In Morello’s defense, this record isn’t intended to … Continue reading

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