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Category Archive for 'Folk Rock'

Check Our Catalog “Armatrading produced This Charming Life and played all the instruments herself (except for the drums, manned by Miles Bould), and it represents the toughest and most aggressive music she’s recorded since Walk Under Ladders and The Key in the ’80s…Armatrading takes to the swagger of rock & roll like a duck to [...]

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Jason Castro: Jason Castro

Check Our Catalog “An acoustic LP that finds its creator strumming the guitar, crooning about love, and co-writing most of his own material…taking its cues from Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, and other folk-pop heavyweights.” –All Music Guide

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Melissa Etheridge: Fearless Love

Check Our Catalog “Fearless Love, Melissa Etheridge’s feistiest disc since her 1988 debut, blurs the difference between hard-earned personal experience and social commentary.” –Rolling Stone

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Check Our Catalog “…A wonderful, intimate recording of some of Neil’s most gorgeous and underappreciated tracks.”–Pop Matters

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Check Our Catalog “With Rick Rubin at the helm, employing his trademark austerity but not overdoing the dryness, the group swings for the fences musically, lyrically, vocally, and emotionally. Its batting average is sterling.”–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “Give Up the Ghost is evidence that not only is she one of the best singers in modern folk-rock music, but that she can write a potent set of songs every time out.”–PopMatters

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Check Our Catalog “It takes on joy and loss with equal measure, and at its best–’Still Remember Love,’ ‘Lose Myself’–lands at the intersection of the two.”–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “Every one of these 15 tunes is a living, breathing creature, from the haunting, modal-tinged blues-waltz (with cello) of ‘Rake’ to the jaunty fingerpicking and mouthy dialogue of ‘Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold’ (a duet featuring son Justin Townes Earle) to the eternally elegant Tex-Mex anthem ‘Pancho and Lefty.’”–Billboard

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Paolo Nutini: Sunny Side Up

Check Our Catalog “This one leaves its generational competition in the dust and is wise beyond this songwriter’s years, and to be frank, leaves his own previous identity as simply a bedroom balladeer to history.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “After nearly a decade together — and at the height of the trio’s popularity — Peter, Paul, and Mary agreed to go their separate ways in 1970. Before reuniting in 1978, Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers each recorded several solo albums that took them in new and sometimes unexpected [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Upon first listen Little Honey is quite jarring for all of its textural and production shifts and dodges, but in time it settles into the listener as a mixed collection of decent songs that pack some punch, but no jaw-dropping wallops. The faithful will no doubt enjoy this set”—All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Twenty years after her self-titled debut, Tracy Chapman remains true to her musical calling: soul-rich folk melodies around a voice of honesty and nuance that nails ambivalence like no other.”—Billboard

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