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- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Category Archives: Rock
Singers-songwriter-preacher Bryan Andrew Wilson’s fifth solo project, The One Percent, is his most ambitious offering yet. Born into a musical family and singing with Gospel stars since age 10, Wilson blends a mix of modern soul, funk and Gospel styles … Continue reading
The Cadillac Black’s self-titled debut is a fantastically energetic, musically adventurous and fun southern rock recording that showcases a great band. The trio of Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and Nick Mason mix loud open-tuned and steel guitars with unapologetic songs … Continue reading
Garland Jeffreys’ "The King of In Between" is a CD of hope in hard times. Jeffreys has a gift for writing songs that find listeners in their worlds while sharing struggles and insights from his. He believes now, as he … Continue reading
Mike Errico is a singer-songwriter in transition. Once known for his break-up songs, he has written "Wander Away," a record full of faith in relationships that endure. Errico took many musical and emotional risks on this CD. The songs have … Continue reading
The Little Bear is a Nashville-based alt-indy-pop quartet featuring the songs and superb vocals of singer-songwriter Claire Guerreso. On "Bridges," their EP, Guerreso sings about the emotional dynamics in relationships: the ups, downs and hurdles in between. She has a … Continue reading
Matt Costa is a retro-rock stylist. The singer-songwriter-producer exults in the contours and colors of 1960s pop and psychedelic rock, but adds a modern touch with mysterious lyrics and metaphors. "Mobile Chateau" is the result of a year in the … Continue reading
Thorcraft Cobra is Billy Zimmer and Tammy Glover and their musical friends. Zimmer, from the former Brown-Eyed Susans, has joined up with Glover, a longtime kindred spirit from the pop-rock band Sparks, to create an EP featuring Zimmer’s tongue-in-cheek lyrics … Continue reading
Peter Himmelman is one of those immensely talented musicians who spends too much time on too many projects. On "The Mystery And The Hum" he took a break from his manic routine to record a CD of energetic and alluring … Continue reading
"Lisbon," the fifth album by The Walkmen, turns away from its critically acclaimed predecessor and finds the band exploring rock textures and minimal arrangements. Two years in the making, songer-songwriter Hamilton Leithauser says the band found new inspiration recording in … Continue reading
Harper Blynn is a pop-rock quartet led by the songwriting duo of Pete Harper and J. Blynn, two unusually good writers and singers. Beyond the band’s notable vocals and tight harmony-filled arrangements are lyrics that speak to common circumstances faced … Continue reading