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Dawes – All Your Favourite Bands

The fourth outing from Los Angeles band Dawes is perhaps their best yet; superb song writing combined with excellent instrumentation means there isn’t a bad song among these nine tracks. It’s a country/rock/folk and all round Americana affair with nods … Continue reading

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Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

It’s been four years since Stevens last record the full on electronic ‘The Age of Adz’ but here, on his latest album ‘Carrie & Lowell’ he returns to his folk roots and presents us with a beautifully sparse and stripped … Continue reading

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The Decemberists – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

The Decemberists continue to develop their sound while keeping a familiarity that has steadily grown them a devoted fan base. This their 7th studio album is no exception, from the upbeat openers with the Arcade Fire style richness and fuller … Continue reading

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Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy

After two brilliant albums Rice moved to Tuscany to become a farmer, in his own words ‘Sometimes, then, you have to step away from what you love, in order to learn how to love it again’ and so now eight … Continue reading

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You+Me – Rose Ave

I was unsure how I would feel about the new album from ‘You+Me’ the folk collaboration of Alecia Moore (aka PINK) & Dallas Green (aka CITY & COLOUR) I mean I like each artist individually but together? Hearing ‘Break the … Continue reading

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Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness Of Dancers

M.C.Taylor, along with a series of long term collaborators, is now on his fifth record under the Hiss Golden Messenger moniker and after the starkness of ‘Bad Debt’ and the darkness of ‘Haw’ this album feels like a stellar leap … Continue reading

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J Mascis – Tied to a Star

Walking to work on a cold morning Mascis’ second solo album was perfect for warming me up mentally if not physically, ten short but sweet song that showcase the Dinosaur Jnr frontman’s writing skills. Just like in his band he … Continue reading

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