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Album Review - Lucinda Williams: The Ghosts of Highway 20

Sometimes, an artist will hit a sweet spot of creative lucidity in which the work just seems to pour out of them with clarity and conviction, untainted by compromise or constructed motives. 439 more words

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Backstreet Boys - The Hits, Chapter One (2001)

Who were they trying to fool with that album title?  These sorts of highly publicized “greatest hits” packages five years into an artist’s career can only signal one thing – the label was predicting the group’s profile to tank fast and needed to strike one last time while the iron was still lukewarm.  1,065 more words

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Album Of The Week: Amanar - Tumastin

This is one of those easy weeks when it comes to choosing our favourite new album. Once again Sahelsounds, the project of Christopher Kirkley, come up with the goods. 148 more words

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Michigan - Sufjan Stevens

I thought it would be appropriate to begin my Weekly Suggestion with:

Michigan was the first Sufjan album I encountered and I was immediately struck by the fragile, natural texture of the record. 640 more words

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January 29th- Rihanna- Anti

Anti, it’s a brave statement of intent to set ones’ self-up as Anti for if you don’t immediately seem anti enough or your sense of anti is unclear you come in for immediate criticism. 573 more words

Album of the Week, January 31: Sing Children Sing by Lesley Duncan

Lesley Duncan is best known for the work she’s done for other artists, but she was a talented singer and songwriter in her own right. Born in northeastern England in 1943, she started writing songs in her teens. 1,020 more words

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Throwback Album of the Week: "Lonely Runs Both Ways"

I had the idea to start compiling my favorite “throwback albums” while searching for something that my current rotation of albums just couldn’t satisfy. Granted, there’s always a great new artist to discover, and I’ve been enjoying the new releases of the New Year thus far (namely Dylan Leblanc’s “Cautionary Tale,” and Aoife O’Donovan’s “In The Magic Hour”), but sometimes, nothing hits the spot quite like one of those rare, tried and true, nostalgic albums; the ones you can turn to as the years go by and somehow, they manage to prove just as relevant or just as moving as they were to you back when. 368 more words