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“Few artists are as tough to pin down as Me’Shell Ndegéocello. Throughout her career she has continually thwarted attempts by industry forces who would attempt to define her. She’s a master bassist and a poignant, restless songwriter….Pour Une Âme Souveraine is the best kind of dedication to Simone: it invokes her inspiration rather than attempting [...]

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Lana Del Rey: Paradise

“Even after selling nearly three million copies of her debut album worldwide, Lana Del Rey still faced a challenge during 2012: namely, proving to critics and fans that Born to Die wasn’t a fluke. In that spirit, she released Paradise, a mini-album…” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Brandi Carlile: Bear Creek

“Named in honor of the converted turn-of-the-century Washington barn where it was recorded, Brandi Carlile’s fourth studio outing, the rough and tumble, sweet and soulful Bear Creek, is as fiery as it is bucolic… Carlile has honed her distinctly retro brand of Northwest Americana down to science, and Bear Creek feels both easy and immediate…” [...]

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Jessie Ware: Devotion

“If this isn’t the album of the year, it’s at least the art-pop album of the year, or the neo-sophisti-pop album of the year, or — beside Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange — the alternative R&B album of the year. As far as ‘proper music’ from the U.K. is considered, it belongs in a class with [...]

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“Regina Spektor’s sixth outing, the predictably unpredictable What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, feels a little like a Wes Anderson movie. By now, you’re either on board with the Russian-American’s unique blend of East Village anti-folk and immaculately detailed thespian indie pop, or you’ve swapped her wares for the more accessible quirkiness of Fun. [...]

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The Wallflowers: Glad All Over

“As the record rolls on, the Wallflowers dabble with a number of different sounds. …The Wallflowers don’t abandon their identity as rock & roll classicists, they just now feel the freedom to mess around, and they’ve come up with one of their loosest, liveliest records that not-so-coincidentally is one of their best.” –All Music Guide [...]

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“Rebounding from the breakup record of 2008′s Flavors of Entanglement, Alanis Morissette is in a sunny mood on Havoc and Bright Lights, her first album in four years. …Havoc and Bright Lights is as soothing as a Sunday afternoon nap or a warm bath: it’s music for when you know you’re right where you want [...]

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Maroon 5: Overexposed

“Hooks stab with a steely confidence…What matters is their cool, sleek sound, the glassiness of the ballads, the cold glint of the dance-pop that dominates this record…[T]he band…is adept at navigating modern pop waters, creating a record that feels briskly contemporary.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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