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Conor Oberst – Salutations [2017]

Conor Oberst – Salutations [2017]

Salutations is the eighth solo studio album by Conor Oberst, released on Nonesuch Records. The album is a companion piece to 2016’s Ruminations. Growing up is hard to do. Growing up a wunderkind in public – your youth commodified as a talisman of sensitive youth – creates an

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March 23rd, 2017

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Mount Moriah – How to Dance [2016]

Mount Moriah – How to Dance [2016]

You could be forgiven for assuming that Heather McEntire was moonlighting on Mount Moriah’s first album. Before her foray into country music, the singer had led the Chapel Hill band Bellafea through two distinct iterations, first as a quiet/loud indie duo then as a snarling ...

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January 6th, 2017

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Will Butler – Friday Night [2016]

Will Butler – Friday Night [2016]

When a member of a successful band makes a solo album, it often means they’re looking for a chance to do something they can’t do within the context of their main project. That appeared to be the case on Will Butler‘s 2015 set Policy, in which the Arcade Fire’s ...

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November 27th, 2016

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M Ward – More Rain [2016]

M Ward – More Rain [2016]

M. Ward returns with a stunning new album, More Rain, for release on Merge Records on March 4, 2016. Ward has released a string of acclaimed solo albums over the past several years, along with five LPs with Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and a 2009 collaborative album with

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November 26th, 2016

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Lambchop – Flotus [2016]

Lambchop – Flotus [2016]

Since then, the ever-evolving ensemble, with songwriter, singer and guitarist Kurt Wagner as its only constant component, has been striving to perfect their brand of humbly epic everyday balladry that, at its finest, locates the magic in the mundane (for evidence, see 2006’s

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October 27th, 2016

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Teenage Fanclub – Here [2016]

Teenage Fanclub – Here [2016]

Like a single-word mantra, Teenage Fanclub’s tenth studio album, 2016’s Here, is a ruminative, inward-looking album of folk-inflected beauty. Once the ’90s poster children for grungy sweet, ’70s-style rock melodicism, the Scottish outfit centered on singer/songwriters Norman

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October 17th, 2016

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Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee [2016]

Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like a Levee [2016]

On 2014’s Lateness of Dancers, M.C. Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger embraced a more blues- and gospel-oriented sound without leaving behind their trademark folk-inspired Americana. Heart Like a Levee is another step forward; its roots come from the soul, funky R&B, and ...

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October 12th, 2016

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