Category Archives: Reviews

Trouble Is…..

Wouldn’t you like to hear stories about Emory Zickafoose Brown, Sleepy Gilreath, Anna May Stillwell, and the Dobkins brothers: George and Orville?  You’re in luck.  Look no further than the new re-issue of Lee Hazlewood’s Trouble Is a Lonesome Town. One … Continue reading

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Amok

Amok, Thom Yorke’s second solo record has emerged.  The short verdict: claustrophobic, murky, and engrossing. Let’s not forget Snr. Yorke’s strong suits, all of which are in full effect on Amok. He has that unique ability to make any series … Continue reading

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Mark Kozelek : Like Rats

Well, Kozelek listeners have been down this road many times before.  In between releasing some of the most gorgeous albums ever recorded by one man and a guitar, (*) he also excels at the art of interpretation. However, instead of devoting … Continue reading

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Ombre – Believe You Me

Julianna Barwick fist caught my ear last year with her album, The Magic Place.  It’s an interesting listen, made up of layers of soft vocals that really transcend the fact that it’s basically layers of loops.  I found it sonically … Continue reading

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Runner

The Sea and Cake are, in my opinion, a great American band.  There’s really no other group that sounds like they do.  Their music has a lightness, a bizarre airy quality that I hear in nothing else.  A few years ago … Continue reading

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Karen Dalton 1966

One of the by-products of great art is transcendence, the ability to completely lose yourself in the experience of something else; the simple happening of something meaningful, that the viewer, listener, etc is experiencing in that moment.  I know that … Continue reading

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Steady Diet of Noog?!

Steady Diet of Nothing, the 3rd Fugazi album, was a somewhat difficult proposition upon its release in 1991.  When I think back, it was a time of great uncertainty; one of the early Iraq Wars was going on, and I … Continue reading

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“sadness sure is a bummer……”

Review of Lee Hazlewood – The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71). Continue reading

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Not really a review of the new GBV

Let’s look instead at Pollard alternate output…… Continue reading

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Wilco : Whole Love : for MikePat

Here ya go MikePat, sorry it took so long: (yes, I respond to your comments and now take requests!) The new Wilco : Whole Love. Overall, fairly great.  The best/worst thing I can say is “ more of the same”.   But … Continue reading

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