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Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Wild Nothing Life of Pause (Captured Tracks) I have been a fan of the artist Wild Nothing for quite some time now. […]

Miike Snow: iii

Miike Snow: iii

Miike Snow iii (Atlantic Recordings Corporation) The trio’s third, full-length release is everything you’d expect from an album that was at least […]

Robert Nix: Once in a Blue Moon

Robert Nix: Once in a Blue Moon

You could say “far left field” alternative artist Robert Nix, helms a very interesting sounding ship on Once In A Blue Moon. Opening with the piano-led, string sweeping-in stuttering “I Won’t Go With Flow” I think the Kurt Weill attempt is interesting but the song doesn’t much stick to your ribs. I take to the title track better, right after, which is just as odd, but for some reason it chunks along despite the quick changes, and Nix’s talking vocal, especially when the beat comes in, slips and slides along nice and jauntily.

Mogwai: Atomic

Mogwai: Atomic

Mogwai Atomic (Temporary Residence Ltd.) Few bands today harness the instrumental power and creativity of Mogwai. Whether crafting their own albums or […]

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon: Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon: Jesu/Sun Kil Moon

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon Jesu/Sun Kil Moon (Rough Trade) One may think Sun Kil Moon’s latest record, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, is a departure from the […]

Silk: Quiet Storm

Silk: Quiet Storm

Silk Quiet Storm (Shanachie) Arriving in the era of Jodeci and H-Town, amazingly, 90’s R&B group Silk still includes all five original […]

Ennio Morricone: The Hateful Eight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ennio Morricone: The Hateful Eight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Ennio Morricone The Hateful Eight (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Verve) From Clint Eastwood to Metallica, the influence of long-overdue Oscar award-winning composer […]

Lissie: My Wild West

Lissie: My Wild West

Lissie My Wild West (Lionboy Records) Lissie’s debut album, Catching a Tiger, was all about indie folk pop that emphasized her incredible […]

Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird Are You Serious (Concord Loma Vista) To some, falling in love, getting married, and having a baby might mean slowing […]

Willie Nelson: Summertime – Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Willie Nelson: Summertime – Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

What I never knew until I saw Dan Rather interview Willie Nelson is that the country/pop legend loves Frank Sinatra. In fact Willie loves Frank so much that he was inspired by Sinatra’s recordings of Gershwin tunes, plus just winning the Gershwin Prize himself to record Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin.

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