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album cover“Servant of Love is an album that needs a few spins to be fully appreciated, but it’s as sincere, heartfelt, and artful as anything Griffin has released to date, and if the form may seem elusive to some listeners, the content is powerful and satisfying, a reminder of why Patty Griffin is one of our best singer/songwriters.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Thanks to some high-profile guest stars, The Critics Give It 5 Stars can take the form of pleasing country-pop…” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Despite its nocturnal title, Us and the Night is by many measures a brighter affair than Time of My Life…” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“As produced by her daughter and family friend, Lynn is in good, trusting hands who wish to present her at her best and, more or less, that’s precisely what Full Circle offers.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Ouroboros is a deliberate work of album rock, something the songwriter concedes in a punchline-like lyric near the end of the closer: ‘Never gonna hear this song on the radio.'” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Even when things get silly on We Can Do Anything, the silliness blows on by, headed toward a bit of revved-up folk or unexpected introspection, and those twists are what makes the album worth hearing.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“The bookends are tracks that aim to be masterworks and fall just one step short, but everything in between is delightful, stunning, or both, making the album’s title less than one-tenth apt, and Macklemore & Lewis both emo under-promisers and Grammy-worthy over-deliverers.” -Allmusic.com

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M. Ward: More Rain

album cover“Within Ward’s canon, More Rain may not work overtime to distinguish itself, but like nearly all of his releases, it’s a companionable listen with a lot of craft hidden under its layers.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“…Spalding — who also co-produced the album alongside legendary producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) — builds the release largely around angular, electric guitar-rich prog rock, kinetic, rhythmically rich jazz fusion, and lyrically poetic pop.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“As the title implies, it may take the 1975 a while to get to the point on I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, but when they do, the results are revelatory.” -Allmusic.com

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Blur: The Magic Whip

album cover“There are hooks, there are songs — songs that sink their hooks in slowly and fully, registering in the subconscious without notice — but it’s Blur claiming their status as an art-pop band, favoring texture and mood over wit and flash.” -Allmusic.com

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Granger Smith: Remington

album cover“…Smith is something of a throwback himself: he’s a reminder of how pop-country sounded in the years between Garth Brooks and bro-country.” -Allmusic.com

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Anvil: Anvil is Anvil

album cover“Instead of worshipping the past, Anvil updated their vintage sound and made a thrash metal album that’s of its time rather than stubbornly anachronistic.” -ConsequenceofSound.com/Jon Hadusek

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album cover“Despite… internal tension, the first and lasting impression of No Cities to Love is one of joy, a joy that emanates from a group who realized the purpose and pleasure of being in a band during their extended absence.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Considering the genre, the songs on Hellelujah are pleasing and fun, providing pounding, propulsive, no-frills, balls-to-the-wall mosh-pit metal.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“…B’lieve I’m Goin Down… is an impeccably arranged album beneath its soothing, sleepy surface, with every element assisting in an illusion of deep, shimmering, and alluring melancholy.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“…Threat to Survival proves that Shinedown still have plenty of gas left in the tank, and while the occasional foray into the shallower end of the mainstream may divide some listeners, there’s enough here to keep longtime followers satiated (and probably a little curious/nervous as to what the future holds) until the next ride.” -Allmusic.com

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Shamir: Ratchet

album cover“Ratchet is a fully realized, entertaining portrait of an artist who knows where he’s from and where he’s going.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Led by Florida native Adam Roth and Swedish multi-instrumentalists Fredrick Eriksson and Sebastian Fritze, the California-based band’s aesthetic falls somewhere between Lord Huron’s high-desert expanse and the Killers’ jagged glitz.” -Allmusic.com

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album cover“Ultimately, with Froot, Diamandis has crafted an arch, swaggeringly impressive album that balances its pop sweetness with a deep-rooted maturity.” -Allmusic.com

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