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250 word album review: Cory Branan – Adios

Cory Branan is an outlaw in pedestrian clothes. He shows more versatility than ever before on his new record “Adios” as he navigates through his past trying to figure out how he got where he is now. In the end it’s … Continue reading

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250 word album review: Old 97’s – Graveyard Whistling

The Old 97’s are a model of consistency. How does a band achieve this? How about rattling through 11 studio albums over 23 years with the same lineup. For a band that has been around so long they are still … Continue reading

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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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