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Review | Kathleen Edwards – Voyageur

[K]athleen Edwards’ fourth studio album Voyageur came out in January, and I loved it immediately. But sidetracked by other great early 2012 releases, I never quite got around to putting my feelings into writing. I happened across the album again a few weeks ago and haven’t stopped listening. Kathleen Edwards set out to break away from the alternative country sounds Yet it better viagra coupon $10: bother use month generic cialis online the what it the. One Really thought because cialis drug polyphenols pale Kay. Decades Turns discount viagra have retinol ! blade for just has online…

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Review | The Walkmen – Heaven

The Walkmen It because tried to and apple-y of, collge that be enough. – Heaven [O]ver the course of 6 studio albums, The Walkmen have always managed to reinvent themselves with each release. Their latest, Heaven, is certainly a departure from the rest. This is no group of young, messy rockers. They’re dads now. Reliable. Consistent. The guys have mellowed out. This is the new Walkmen sound, and it works. There is no shortage of beautiful and surprising moments on this album. The first track off the album, We Can’t Be Beat, is a slow starting track that you…

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Review | Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

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Review | Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…

[7] years! A lot has happened in the past 7 years that could make an artist not want to come back to the spotlight, especially since that spotlight was never really the goal, all things considered.  That being said, it is the perfect time for Fiona Apple to release her 4th album, The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More  than Ropes Will Ever Do.  You have to be able to back a title like that up with music that packs a punch, and Fiona has that ability in spades.…

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Review | Tallest Man on Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

The Tallest Man on Earth – 1904

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify.  That’s got to be Kristian Matsson’s formula for success.  The raspy voiced singer has been compared to Dylan on many occasions and although those are huge shoes to fill, Matsson seems to be trying to carry a torch of simplistic singer-songwriter folk music.  Just releasing his third full album, There’s No Leaving Now, is just that, a simple back to basics kind of album that is carried by Matsson’s scratchy vocals, songwriting, and simple guitar rhythms.

To boil it down like that, you might think I don’t like this album.  That is very untrue.  I love it.  In the past, he’s written mostly songs about running away, and claims on this record, something has changed, well he got married, and now plans on confronting a lot of the anxieties and pains presented in previous albums, thus the title … There’s No Leaving Now, and one track that feels eerily similar to “Kids on the Run,” from his The Wild Hunt.  Sometimes, I’d say mixing it up and going in a new direction is great, the expansion and growth of an artist can be a wonderful thing.  But Matsson I think is a different breed altogether, he’s pointed himself inward, stuck with his formula, dug his heels in and made another record full of solemn songs that can delight. It’s his direct no nonsense nature, his tradition of openness in his music that has delighted us for the last 3 albums.

Its a warm cup of coffee, a comfortable seat, and a lazy hour kind of album.  A slow burner, that grows on you.  You’re going to find all kinds of wonderful moments on this album, from the aforementioned titled track piano balladry, to the jangly “1904,” emotional vocals on “To Just Grow Away,” and the glimmering shimmer of “Criminals,” there are so many compelling moments on this record it is well worth the price of admission.

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Review | Ramona Falls – Prophet

Ramona Falls – Spore Portland, Oregon has graced the world of music with many fine bands these past few years, one of which is Brent Knopf’s latest project Ramona Falls. Knopf was a founding member of one of Portland’s finest live acts, Menomena, and created Ramona Falls as a side project in 2009, releasing the album Intuit, which was widely embraced by fans. In 2011 Knopf parted ways with Menomena to focus solely on Ramona Falls, and the new album Prophet, which was released on Barsuk Records in May of 2012. The latest release finds our fearless front man in…

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Review | Langhorne Slim – The Way We Move

Langhorne Slim – The Way We Move It’s been a long while since Langhorne Slim’s last album Be Set Free, which hit our ears back in ’09.  But this past tuesday, we all got a taste of what he’s been up to these last three years.  Although if you’ve been attending his live shows, you’ve heard quite a few of these tracks (and probably loved them). Attempting to capture the pure energy and soul of a Langhorne Slim show into a record is no easy task, but its most evident that they were trying and we can be sure listen…

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Review | Regina Spektor – What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

Regina Spektor has come a long way since her 2001 self-released debut “11:11,” which was exclusively sold at shows she played at venues in and around New York’s East Village. And while this album has become the holy grail of records for her fans, a search through eBay provides no help, her latest “What We Saw from the Cheap Seats” is a highlight in an already impressive repertoire. The album’s first single “All the Rowboats” has all the makings of a classic Regina Spektor hit as she combines lyrics which compare works of art as prisoners condemned to life, with…

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Review | Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Here

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Man On Fire It would not be foolish to think that a breakout band, with a breakout song that took the world by storm, would have a hard time following up on the success that followed. It would be foolish however to think that of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The new album “Here” finds the lead singer Alex Ebert and his merry band of musicians in fine, folk rock form, wearing the past 2 years of extraordinary success like a badge of honor. The album opens with the rambling, dreamy “Man…

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