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Album review: Alabama Shakes – Boys and Girls (ATO)

Among the many assets of the Alabama Shakes is to leave the listener wanting more. At 11 songs and 36 minutes, the Northern Alabama group’s debut album Boys & Girls… Read more

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Eric Whitacre’s Water Night on Society of Sound in stunning studio-quality

Eric Whitacre’s new album, Water Night, is now available in stunning 24-bit/96kHz studio-quality via Society of Sound. In this exclusive interview, Whitacre discusses how he achieved the incredibly natural sound… Read more

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Album review: Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball (Columbia)

I think Bruce Springsteen is a vampire, really. Have you seen him on TV lately?  This man, simply refuses to age.  At 62 years old, he performs with a level… Read more

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Album review: Sharon Van Etten – Tramp (Jagjaguwar Records)

Sharon Van Etten provides many reasons why you wouldn’t want to be her—or at least, in her first-person narrator’s position—on the engrossing Tramp. The indie-rock songstress, whose excellent sophomore album,… Read more

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Exclusive high-definition film of Gergiev conducting Bolero

Bolero is ‘an orchestral score without music,’ reckoned Ravel. ‘There are no contrasts, and practically no invention except the plan and the manner of execution.’ Such a careful description does… Read more

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Album review: Brooks Robertson – Into The Trees (Brooks Robertson Music)

Every now and then you take a break from your travels long enough to find treasure in your own backyard. My current home, Portland, Oregon has broken a number of… Read more

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Apparatjik offer exclusive 24-bit studio quality version of their album

“the recording of the new apparatjik album started in norway in a big wooden hall surrounded by snow and quite possibly bears.” Apparatjik are making a stunning 24-bit studio-quality version… Read more

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Album review: Shelby Lynne – Revelation Road (Everso)

Shelby Lynne is a multi-faceted artist taking her craft even further on her recent release – Revelation Road Playing every instrument and singing all of the parts on her third… Read more

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Exclusive Charlie Winston album on Society of Sound

Two years after the runaway European success of his previous album, Hobo, Charlie Winston’s hugely anticipated follow-up, Running Still, has been released. Society of Sound has an exclusive version with… Read more