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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (50th Anniversary Collection)

by Jeff Tamarkin on June 28, 2016
Pet Sounds, in its original 1966 monaural 13-song incarnation, ran for a little more than 36 minutes. Since then, as it’s worked its way up to, or near the top of, pretty much every “best...

Foxtails Brigade: Foxtails Brigade

by J. Poet on June 27, 2016
Laura Weinbach, lead singer, main songwriter and guitarist for Foxtails Brigade, inhabits her own world. The music she makes with her partner, violinist and arranger Anton Patzner, defies easy...

The Avett Brothers: True Sadness

by Emily Zemler on June 24, 2016
The Avett Brothers don’t really have anything to prove at this point. The North Carolina outfit has unveiled two highly successful albums since their major label debut—and breakout—album I and...

Lawrence: Breakfast

by Wayan Zoey on June 23, 2016
For those who have been wondering what Eric Krasno has been up to since he eased up on his road commitments, Breakfast, the debut from sibling-led soul/funk band Lawrence, serves as a solid excuse...

Ronnie Spector: English Heart

by Jeff Tamarkin on June 22, 2016
There’s a long-standing myth that the arrival of The Beatles and their British kin killed American pop music. Untrue: The Ronettes, for one, scored three Top 40 hits in 1964 alone, among them...

Garbage: Strange Little Birds

by Emily Zemler on June 21, 2016
At moments in their several decade-long history, Garbage have taken on the sound of the times, embodying the grunge of the ‘90s or the rock sheen of the ‘00s. But Strange Little Birds, the...

Eli Paperboy Reed: My Way Home

by Emily Zemler on June 20, 2016
If you need proof of the way that major labels influence their artists in hopes of a radio single, then look no further than Eli Paperboy Reed, a blues and gospel musician who has finally...

Joe Bonamassa: Blues of Desperation

by Lee Zimmerman on June 17, 2016
Joe Bonamassa’s ability to navigate the intersection between blues and rock sometimes tilts to the former rather than the latter. True, Bonamassa is a prime example of an artist who’s helped...

The Jayhawks: Paging Mr. Proust

by Lee Zimmerman on June 16, 2016
When they emerged during Americana wave of the early ‘90s, The Jayhawks were competing with edgier ensembles like Uncle Tupelo and its insurgent offspring Wilco and Son Volt. Even so, their...

Mary Chapin Carpenter: The Things That We Are Made Of

by Lee Zimmerman on June 15, 2016
Mary Chapin Carpenter’s career had a successful start-up, as reflected in a series of chart-topping albums released in the early ‘90s and the five Grammy Awards she garnered as a result. Since...

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