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Album | Vashti Bunyan – Heartleap

Vashti Bunyan’s more than 30-year absence from popular music was almost as epic as Bill Fay’s. His numbered 41 years between albums. Vashti returned in 2005, 35 years after her debut record. These are certainly facts and cases worth examining.…Read

Album | Tweedy – Sukierae

Jeff Tweedy has long since proven his worth in the general landscape of popular music. He has turned from young alt-country man into middle aged alt-rock legend. This time he wears another new hat, as he offers Tweedy’s debut album.…Read more →

Albums | Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Over his 14 year solo career since leaving Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams has released 14 albums, ranging from the Americana sounds of 2011’s Ashes & Fire to the rather more obscure metal of Orion. Adams is a modern day musical chameleon, hopping…Read more

Album | Lucinda Williams – Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda has surely cemented her eternal place with the greats of country blues rock over the past years. Having recently got married you might forgive her for laying low and having a quiet time of it. Not so, for the…Read more →

Album | Adam Cohen – We Go Home

When I first heard about Adam Cohen I greeted both he and his music with a subtle expectation and a preconceived idea of what he should be as an artist.

#549 Ellen & The Escapades – The One And Only

Maybe you hate the song, maybe you secretly love it, but everyone has an opinion on the definitive one-hit wonder from Chesney Hawkes.

Album | Dr. John – Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Dr. John has been making white funk soul for over 45 years now. He loves it. You can still hear it. In everything he does. He’s getting towards his mid 70s and it sounds as much fun and asnecessary to…Read more →

Album | Larkin Poe – Kin

When is a debut album not a debut album? This isn’t a philosophical riddle or a trick question, just an honest poser after listening to Larkin Poe’s first full-length release. It’s a wonderfully confident collection – playful, powerful and full…

#542 Kathrin deBoer – Knitbone

Kathrin deBoer is a singer and bassist worthy or your attention. If you don’t know why she’s worthy of your attention, you probably haven’t clicked play on the little Soundcloud widget above this writing. Click it. Go on… Okay, didn’t…Read mor

Album | Benjamin Booker – Benjamin Booker

There’s something genuinely exciting about Benjamin Booker. An attitude, an edge, maybe a vulnerability too – a sense that it’s only just all holding together.