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2015 | Steve’s Top Albums of the Year

Welp… I don’t think it would be at all possible to put this off any longer than I have. The yearly tradition of picking a favorite kid once again has me denying that I actually need to do it (they’re all special in their own way!) Someone much smarter than me once told me that limitations create value, and since time is also short, I’m going to adopt the style of the #50WordReview for each of the albums below. (For the record, they are in an order determined by the total number of track plays for all tracks on the…


New Music | Wye Oak – Civilian

Civilian The much anticipated 3rd release (Civilian) of Baltimore duo Wye Oak won’t come until 2011.  But yesterday amped up the anticipation with title track, Civilian being released. The track is powerful, yet vocally quiet singer Jenn Wasner’s voice conveys that strength until succumbed by Andy Stack’s guitars, organs, pounding percussions drown her out.  The song is quite beautiful, and a joy to listen to. Wye Oak will also be touring with the Decemberists (holy awesome show batman!) next month here in Boston. Mon Jan 24, 2011 – New York NY Beacon Theatre with The Decemberists Tue Jan 25, 2011 –…

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