Content tagged with 'new album reviews'

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Album review: Redd Kross – Researching The Blues (Merge)

This summer, a band consisting of brothers, and one formed in the L.A. area in the ‘70s, has been cashing in on the reunion circuit. That band is not Redd… Read more

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Album review: Ches Smith’s Cong For Brums – Psycho Predictions (88 Records)

From Baby Dodds’ tumbling his way through “Spooky Drums” to Han Bennink getting giddy on Tempo Comodo, the choices a percussionist makes when he or she sets up shop alone… Read more

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Album review: Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek (Columbia)

While she’s not a comic-book hero Avenger, Brandi Carlile possesses a disarming, clear, clarion voice that could seemingly leap tall buildings in a single bound. Late last year, on her… 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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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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Album review: The 25th Anniversary Bridge School Concerts

Neil Young’s annual Charity bash never ceases to amaze. For 25 years now, Neil Young has leveraged his friendships in the music industry in the service of the Bridge School,… Read more

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Album Review: The Black Keys – El Camino (Nonesuch)

The Black Keys might be the only recession-proof thing Akron, Ohio has produced in recent decades. Even as the former rubber capitol—at one point in its history home to four… Read more

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Album Review: Tombs – Path of Totality (Relapse)

Metal is a domain to which language connoisseurs should flock—not necessarily to listen to the music, but to revel in the imaginative prose that often surrounds descriptions and/or reviews of… Read more