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Category Archive for 'Rock/Pop'

Hayes Carll: Lovers and Leavers

“Carll presents these songs with open hands and heart; he made Lovers and Leavers to prove something to himself. With the canny assistance of Henry’s sensitive production, the songwriter’s vulnerability rises into open view and elevates his craft along with it.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Wild Feathers-Lonely Is a Lifetime

“Wild Feathers are at their best when aiming for that sweet spot between the backyard and the open road, and while their willingness to tweak things is admirable, all of the extra polish makes them seem less like a diamond in the rough and a little more like a cog in the machine.” -Allmusic.com Check […]

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Josh Kelley-New Lane Road

“New Lane Road is a few steps short of a triumph for Josh Kelley. But it’s strong and well-crafted enough to sound like he’s found a direction that works for him, and this ranks with the singer and songwriter’s best work.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“Retaining typical hallmarks of the Rob Zombie brand, listeners can expect a bucketload of B-movie schlock, intergalactic acid-industrial, and a whole grave-full of sex and violence.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Martina McBride-Reckless

“It’s an album that showcases a Martina McBride who is embracing her middle age, who finds sustenance in her musical roots but resists succumbing to easy nostalgia. It’s warm, classy, and relaxed, music designed to comfort and sustain.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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The Jayhawks: Paging Mr. Proust

“…this album demonstrates that Louris still knows how to make a memorable album as the group’s sole leader.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Brian Eno: The Ship

“The Ship is a memorial to and meditation on history and human foibles. Just as importantly, it places an exclamation point on Eno’s career as curiosity, experimentation, chance, and form gel; his relentless sense of adventure remains undiminished by time.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Strumbellas: Hope

“Featuring more of the sextet’s festival- and fair-friendly, folk-infused pop, the Strumbellas third long-player, Hope, loads the track list with memorable anthems and stomping rhythms.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Polica: United Crushers

“As its title suggests, United Crushers is driven by the seemingly contradictory desires to bring things together and break them apart, but Poli├ža bring them into harmony with a gloves-off fearlessness, resulting in their most impassioned and immediate music yet.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Anthrax: For All Kings

“The riffs are punchy, the drumming relentless, and nary a note is wasted, and it strikes that balance between artistry and economy that has always made Anthrax an elite metal force.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Zakk Wylde: Book of Shadows II

“Should he ever wish to retire the stadium rock guitar heroics, Wylde could easily establish a career as a fine singer/songwriter.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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School of Seven Bells: SVIIB

“It ends School of Seven Bells in moving form and suggests a new and vital start for Deheza.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Emitt Rhodes : Rainbow Ends

“…this is a mature, introspective work from a man looking for answers to the questions of life and love, and it’s a brave and genuinely impressive return to the spotlight from a major talent.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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A$AP Ferg: Always Strive and Prosper

“If he is that limited an MC, Always Strive and Prosper is a diverse, free, ambitious, sonically stimulating, often infectious, and surprisingly big example of how to get away with it on a major level.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Jordan Smith: Something Beautiful

“He’s just happy to be here, happy to be singing, and whether you find that something to smile about depends entirely on how ingratiating you find that starry-eyed optimism.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Kane Brown: Chapter 1

“Featuring five new songs (four co-written by the singer) and polished production, the EP finds Brown poised to join the new generation of 21st century country stars.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Trixie Whitley: Porta Bohemica

“This fine album…is delivered by an artist who knows what she wants from a song, how to get it, and how to get it across.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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The Lumineers: Cleopatra

“…there’s something admirable about the album’s solemnity: the Lumineers are on a quest to be taken seriously, and even if they overplay their hand, the earnestness is ingratiating.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“…Mothersbaugh manages to imitate the palette and the spirit of Elfman’s original work to a degree where casual Pee-Wee fans likely won’t notice the change, and soundtrack collectors may be nearly as charmed by the results.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“It is electro, but Soulrocker is also inspired, warm, and inviting, plus in parts, it is diminutive in the best sense of the word.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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