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250 word album review: Wayne Hancock – Slingin’ Rhythm

Wayne Hancock is going to give you a constant record every time out, without a doubt. “Slingin’ Rhythm” is no exception as he hammers out classic honky tonk with a virility that suggests he hasn’t been doing this for two decades … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Austin Miller – Engine

Austin Miller proves he is around to stay as a songwriter with “Engine.” His release “More Than One Way” was one of the best releases of 2013 with its great songwriting and versatile musicianship and Miller takes all the strongpoints of that album … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Bob Dylan – The Cutting Edge: The Bootleg Series Volume 12

This era of Bob Dylan is absolute gold. Every word he said or sang was legendary and every song he recorded was good. Between 1965 and 1966 he recorded and released “Bringing It All Back Home” “Highway 61 Revisited” and “Blonde … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Craig Finn – Faith & The Future

I didn’t want this album to happen. Finn’s first solo record after a career’s worth of work with The Hold Steady was simply mesmerizing. The perfect mix of humor, positivity, negativity and acceptance made “Clear Heart Full Eyes” better than … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Artist: Lucinda Williams Album: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2014) Purchased at: Hastings (St. Joseph, MO) 3xLP vinyl for $34 A triple album is a lot to swallow. Throughout history double albums (as in the CD version of … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Beck – Morning Phase

Beck’s Morning Phase is a great record and everybody knows it. It didn’t fly under the radar and critics were in awe instantly. It is a given for nearly every top 10 albums of 2014 list at the end of … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Sassparilla – Pasajero // Hullabaloo

Sassparilla’s Pasajero // Hullabaloo is one of the most intriguing records you will hear all year. With an incredible amount of versatility and swagger it keeps you interested and survives repeat listens; actually, it requires them. The inspirations are from every … Continue reading

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