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“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

Most journalists like to start off their reviews of whatever the latest Strokes album is by mentioning their debut album, Is This It, and the seismic impact it had on the past ten or so years of rock and indie music. Let’s just skip over all of that: you can read tons of articles about […]

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

“Carnival” by Nora Jane Struthers

With a name like hers, Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers was destined for a career in bluegrass music. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign and recorded in Nashville, Struthers’ sophomore effort, Carnival is a fun and colorful album that takes you for a ride. Showing off her southern roots, the album opens up with “The Baker’s […]

“From Nowhere” EP by Dan Croll

“From Nowhere” EP by Dan Croll

With the release of his first EP, From Nowhere, Dan Croll has earned himself a spot on the list of artists you should keep an eye out for this year. From Nowhere is a 5 song EP that features Croll’s eclectic mix of electronic and folk while showcasing his talent as a solo artist. During […]

“The Invisible Way” by Low

“The Invisible Way” by Low

Fans of slow, sad music should rejoice because Low’s latest album is some of the best you can find. Don’t be fooled – this is isn’t background music or music to fall asleep to. It’s far too engaging for that. Simple instrumentation plays the role of backdrop to Alan Sparhawk (what a cool name!) and […]

“Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

“Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

Every modern, indie-oriented college student goes through a special transformation during their four years at the university. These students often assume that the musical tastes they have accrued throughout the first 18 years of their lives are more refined and more cultivated than any of their peers. Their families, and even some of their friends […]

“Victim of Love” by Charles Bradley

“Victim of Love” by Charles Bradley

Despite beginning his musical career so relatively late in life, Charles Bradley has unarguably made a name for himself as a phenomenal soul and R&B singer. Now in his 60s, Bradley is releasing his second album, Victim of Love. His songs echo iconic soul singers such as James Brown and Otis Redding. Most likely due […]

“Spark Seeker” by Matisyahu

“Spark Seeker” by Matisyahu

If there were ever a wild card in the pop music hierarchy, Matisyahu is hands-down one of the most unpredictable and unconventional artists on the charts. His fusion of hip-hop, rock n’ roll, spoken word, and beat boxing combined with his latest effort to perform as an acoustic singer/songwriter on Spark Seeker: Acoustic brings some […]

“The Low Highway” by Steve Earle

“The Low Highway” by Steve Earle

On April 2nd, Steve Earle will add one more album to his already impressive collection. The Low Highway will be released by New West Records and was produced by Ray Kennedy and Earle himself. The album is a must-listen for any fan of country, rock, the blues, or anyone who appreciates the art of storytelling […]

“Old Yellow Moon” by Emmylou Harris

“Old Yellow Moon” by Emmylou Harris

Country/folk tour de forces Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell are releasing Old Yellow Moon at ages when most people would have the idea of retirement looming above their graying heads. This obviously isn’t a consideration for either of these musicians. With more than thirty studio album releases and thirteen Grammys between them, Old Yellow Moon […]

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

“On My Mind/In My Heart” by Jesse Dee

Jesse Dee is undoubtedly one of Boston’s masters of the throwback sound. What might come as a surprise, however, is that this master musician did not pick up his first guitar until he was eighteen. Earlier this week, Dee released his sophomore album On My Mind/In My Heart, an effort that he co-produced just outside […]

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