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Monthly Archive for May, 2010

Check Our Catalog “The vibe on the new album may be rootsier and more acoustic than Walker’s usual fare, but it still emphasizes his knack for memorable wordplay and melodic know-how, which have earned him writing and producing gigs with Weezer, Pink and Avril Lavigne.” –Billboard

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Screaming Females: Power Move

Check Our Catalog “Screaming Females combine scorching guitars with a firmly D.I.Y. approach to create their own brand of indie rock. Mixing equal parts Dinosaur Jr. and Sleater-Kinney, the Brunswick trio…strives to embody the spirit of indie rock in its purest form.” –All Music Guide

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Daptone Gold

Check Our Catalog “These songs are so melodically strong, and the performances so consistently inspired, that the album reaffirms your hope that someone is still crafting music as raw, rootsy, and furiously funky as this for a contemporary market…that makes this an indispensable addition to any soul lover’s collection, regardless of age or demographic.” –All [...]

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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 “You really can’t go wrong with a single song here, making it a great sampler for both newbies and pint-swinging hobbyists.” –All Music Guide

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Joseph Haydn: Die Schopfung

Check Our Catalog “René Jacobs’ recording of Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” is a miracle. Throughout, Jacobs and his forces find precisely the right realization of Haydn’s score…anyone who admires the work should by all means hear this recording.” –All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “It has the right balance of line and harmony, the right feel for mass and momentum, the right sense of being in and of the moment, and above all, the sheer audacity to pull off the whole mighty and monumental work.” — All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “What shines through her playing most of all is a sovereign control of touch, texture and dynamic, so that every line is perfectly characterised and distinct.” –The Guardian

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The XX: XX

Check Our Catalog “These tracks are so sleek, they’re practically sculptural…This restraint and sophistication make the fact that the xx’s members were barely in their twenties when they recorded the album all the more impressive; artists twice their age would be proud to call the maturity and confidence that flow seemingly effortlessly through the xx [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The Mumlers take their name from a 19th-century man who claimed he could photograph spirits. So probably the least contentious point of comparison between the California sextet and its namesake is that the Mumlers’ Don’t Throw Me Away is also haunted by ghosts. The crisp, direct start to the album verges on [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Folk singer-songwriter Caroline Herring’s keening alto and hummingbird vibrato will grab you hard on her blisteringly beautiful new album, Golden Apples of the Sun…Herring proves again she is a performer of remarkable skill who deserves a spot among contemporary folk’s brightest lights.” –Pop Matters

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Peter Wolf: Midnight Souvenirs

Check Our Catalog “Midnight Souvenirs is a terrific dark-night-of-the-soul album, but it doesn’t mope. It’s made for driving, dancing alone in the living room, or merely pondering your next move, while snapping your fingers, of course.” –All Music Guide

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Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz: Project A

Check Our Catalog “Tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm and keyboardist Bruce Katz pay instrumental tribute to the rhythm & blues tunes of pop icon Aretha Franklin in a manner that is removed from stock arrangements or rote interpretations. What is at hand makes this group stand alone as a unit dedicated to this music of their [...]

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The Whigs: In The Dark

Check Our Catalog “In the Dark is the best album the Foo Fighters never made…a guilty pleasure for anyone raised on grunge.”–All Music Guide

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Usher: Raymond v Raymond

Check Our Catalog “Here’s a battle, the title suggests, between the faithful husband of the last few years and the wily lothario of yore…the album isn’t coy about which Raymond comes out on top.”–Los Angeles Times

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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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Madonna: Sticky & Sweet Tour

Check Our Catalog “Culled from her most recent tour, this album does include plenty of new tracks from Hard Candy (including “Beat Goes On,” featuring a guest shot from Kanye West). But she also includes plenty of classics and fan favorites, reminding us that, among all the many identities she tries on, Madonna is also [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The Drive-By Truckers have been the best and smartest hard rock band in America for a while now, but with The Big To-Do they also confirm they’re one of the bravest, and they’ve created a triumphant album out of songs in which folks are forced to look failure square in the eye.” [...]

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Check Our Catalog “This disc will amaze those who know Szymanowski’s music—and confound those who only think they know Szymanowski’s music.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “Jansen’s technique is fully formed and flashy, while her interpretation is big-boned but lyrical.” –All Music Guide

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