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Tag Archive 'Contemporary Folk'

Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Pronto Monto

“For the most part, Pronto Monto holds up quite well within the McGarrigles’ catalog and its return from the abyss of Warner’s vaults is a welcome event.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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“…the Wainwright Sisters have made an album that will suit a thoughtful mom or dad as much as a restless youngster, and Songs in the Dark is something special from two remarkable talents.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Peter Case: HWY 62

“HWY 62 finds Peter Case rockin’ the blues a little bit and singing with serious heart, soul, and wisdom all the time, and nearly three decades into his solo career he remains one of our best and most compelling singer/songwriters, with this album as proof.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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Judy Collins: Strangers Again

“When Willie Nelson’s timeless cracked tenor interweaves with Collins’ dreamy musings on the moody, banjo-led ‘When I Go,’ it’s the sound of two interpretive masters doing what they do best.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog

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Shawn Colvin: Uncovered

“These slightly left-of-center choices illustrate the sly inventiveness of Colvin’s interpretations, how she can retain the melody and emotion of the tune while shaping it to fit her gentle touch, and if this skill isn’t forceful, it’s nevertheless satisfying and deceptively sturdy, sounding stronger with each subsequent play.” -Allmusic.com Check our Catalog Listen Now

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“He (Rice) whittles away the excess in his words and melody, then dresses the detailed sculpture in finely tailored accouterments of slightly sighing strings, strummed guitars, and a hint of forward momentum lying within buried rhythms. This means My Favourite Faded Fantasy may come on as a bit underwhelming at first but that’s the intent: […]

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Hozier: Hozier

“The album’s best tracks, like the warm, laid-back ‘Someone New’ and the grandiose shuffling of ‘From Eden’ are all front loaded in the first half, while side two feels a bit weighed down with a few too many slow, contemplative pieces. When you’re dealing with the kind of spells Hozier is casting, it’s always best […]

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Noah Gunderson: Ledges

“Born into a musical but very religious family, Noah Gundersen didn’t hear many secular songs as a child, perhaps explaining the subtle and hushed gospel intensity and sincerity he brings to his songs….This is a low-key, autumnal-sounding album that impresses with its unhurried pace and thoughtful, muted sincerity. The songs sound sad but each carries […]

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“The album isn’t so much a change of musical direction as it is a classy revisioning of Vega’s trademark sound….Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles is a welcome return by an artist who has remained stubbornly true to herself and only records when she has something new to say.” –All Music Guide […]

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