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250 word album review: Esmé Patterson – We Were Wild

Esmé Patterson takes you a little off guard at first. Her music is mellow but there is plenty of interesting guitar play throughout her album “We Were Wild” and the songs  consistently settle into good rocking grooves. On the album opener “Feel … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Mike Doughty – The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns

It’s a bit of a mystery exactly why Mike Doughty’s music is so appealing. It just feels very authentic and original, he’s also a good songwriter but what it just might be is the way he sings. Not only is … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Ashley Raines – King of Nothin’

The black album cover should tell you a lot about what you need to know about Ashley Raines’ latest release. He has traditionally kept his album cover barren when it comes to his name and album title but this takes it to … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Drive-By Truckers – American Band

The Drive-By Truckers are at a place in their career where they have built such a solid fan base that they can take some chances. On their 11th proper studio album they do take some chances, maybe not a ton … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Wilco – Star Wars

Another 4 star album by Wilco…. yawn. Wilco has build such a reputation of greatness that the only thing they could do to surprise their fans is to put out a bad record. “Star Wars” isn’t that bad record. While … Continue reading

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Album at a glace: Radkey – Dark Black Makeup

Radkey has finally done it. They made the record many (myself included) didn’t know if they could make. Why? Because Radkey had never let off the throttle before. On a 4-song EP you can just balls out rock, but for … Continue reading

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250 Word Album Review: Missouri Homegrown – Stray Dogs of Rock N Roll

Missouri Homegrown’s first studio album is the most rock and roll album you will ever hear come out of St. Joseph. Sure it follows all rock and roll stereotypes but it is supposed to. It is pompous, snarky and crude … Continue reading

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