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“Enjoy the Company” by The Whigs

“Enjoy the Company” by The Whigs

Despite its mid-September release, The Whigs’ new album Enjoy the Company reminded me of summer. The Whigs have mastered the art of feel-good rock and roll. Each song would be perfect for a road trip, late nights with friends, and summer barbecues. Of course, the album cover, which features a lone hot dog and a […]

“Born to Sing: No Plan B” by Van Morrison

“Born to Sing: No Plan B” by Van Morrison

Some artists are lucky enough to make it to their tenth album and still have an audience. If they’re really, really lucky they’ll make it to their 15th album, with or without a fan base. So how does one make it to their 34th album without losing their groove? A good place to start would […]

“The Elle King EP” by Elle King

“The Elle King EP” by Elle King

Lately, we have been used to the female crooner, but Elle King has something genuine to offer. Her tenderness comes through with honesty and her ability to piece together such a punch out of her pain. King has a way of drawing you straight to the middle where it’s all happening and she won’t let […]

“Former Lives” by Benjamin Gibbard

“Former Lives” by Benjamin Gibbard

Washington native and famed Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard ventured into the studio for his first full length solo album, Former Lives. Set to release on October 16th under Barsuk Records (Death Cab For Cutie, Maps & Atlases, Menomena). Former Lives is a 12-track collection of both songs that Gibbard has kept under wraps […]

“3 Pears” by Dwight Yoakam

“3 Pears” by Dwight Yoakam

On his first original album in seven years, 3 Pears, country pioneer Dwight Yoakam remains stylistically steadfast. A blend of country, Americana, and pop sounds, 3 Pears delivers what fans have come to expect from Yoakam over the past twenty-plus years. In true Yoakam style, the album strikes a balance between heartfelt ballads and cowboy […]

“Now For Plan A” by The Tragically Hip

“Now For Plan A” by The Tragically Hip

After twelve studio albums, with the first EP dating back to 1987, The Tragically Hip have set some pretty high expectations for themselves. All five members of The Hip, as they are often called for short, have surely grown accustomed to the widespread recognition and acclaim that they receive not only in their native Canada, […]

“Uno!” by Green Day

Post-two concept albums, a politically charged rock opera, a throwback ’60s garage band alter-ego, and a regrettably unforgettable iHeartRadio Music Festival performance, what could possibly be left for Green Day to accomplish? To keep on rocking of course; three-fold to be exact. The first installment of their album trilogy, Uno!, takes everything you were expecting […]

Discover: “Tempest”

Discover: “Tempest”

September’s Album of the Month is Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Discover: “Slipstream”

Discover: “Slipstream”

August’s Album of the Month is Bonnie Raitt’s Slipstream

“A Collection” by The Be Good Tanyas

“A Collection” by The Be Good Tanyas

After a four-year hiatus, The Be Good Tanyas are back with A Collection, a career-spanning retrospective album that includes tracks from their three studio albums, as well as two new songs. As seems fitting from a retrospective, A Collection doesn’t break new ground even on its new tracks, but it’s a welcome return from a well-loved […]

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