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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Jonatha Brooke: The Works

Check Our Catalog “A full decade after Billy Bragg and Wilco teamed up to set to music unrecorded lyrics of Woody Guthrie on Mermaid Avenue, now Jonatha Brooke has done the same.

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The Raveonettes: Lust Lust Lust

Check Our Catalog “Their fourth record, the stunning Lust Lust Lust, retains the Danish duo’s fetish for early pop harmony and surf guitar, not to mention shoe-gaze buzz in their concise, fuzzy bursts of tragic romance.”–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “Features 17 non-instrumental cuts from the pioneering progressive bluegrass/new acoustic guitarist, and as a companion piece to Rounder’s 58957: The Bluegrass Guitar Collection, it’s a gem.”–All Music Guide

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Martina McBride: Shine

Check Our Catalog “For a taste of the power of positivity, look no further than Martina McBride’s splendid new album, Shine. It doesn’t matter if the protagonists of the country singer’s songs are making up, breaking up, shacking up, or cracking up, the singer and her songwriters have managed to inject hope into even the [...]

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Chris Botti: In Boston

Check Our Catalog “Chris Botti in Boston features trumpeter Chris Botti along with a bevy of name artists performing live with the Boston Pops Orchestra at Symphony Hall in 2008. Fully documented as a concert film and album, the night is an intimate and soulful birds-eye view of the supple-toned trumpeter who has grown into [...]

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Diana Krall: Quiet Nights

Check Our Catalog “The line between dreamy and sleepy is a fine one, and many jazz singers have fallen on the wrong side of it when attempting bossa nova. Diana Krall, however, negotiates it skillfully on Quiet Nights, her first album of all bossas.”–Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith remains as ambitious and creative as ever. Smith, in his 60s, is not only as inventive and adventurous as he was when he was a younger player, but his creativity and ability to direct a band into new territory is actually farther reaching than ever before. This is [...]

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The Fray: The Fray

Check Our Catalog “The Fray is a more angst-filled and melancholy set than you’d expect from a group following up a double-platinum debut, populated with songs about lost love and tortured souls.”–Billboard

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MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

Check Our Catalog “Joining fellow hotly tipped Brooklyn bands Vampire Weekend and Yeasayer, MGMT (pronounced “management”) merits just as much attention for its psychedelic experimentation as it does for its melodies and hooks.”–Billboard

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