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Old 97’s “Blame It on Gravity” New West Records

by Brad Tucker The Old 97’s return to the studio for the first time since 2004 with Blame It on Gravity. The band’s third album with New West picks up where their up-tempo alt-country sound left off before front man Rhett Miller’s most recent solo venture. Miller’s aptitude for pop-friendly phrasing is on display immediately […]

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Dwight Yoakam “Dwight Sings Buck” New West

by Jesse Hill Like a deconstructed tumbleweed that’s danced across southern and western terrains for the span of five decades, Dwight Sings Buck is an explosive unraveling of the history of country music, rockabilly, and moreover, music in general. It is a masterpiece that rebuilds a well-trodden bridge between two legendary bodies of work, and […]

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Tift Merritt, “Another Country” Fantasy

by Brad Tucker Tift Merritt’s third release, Another Country, comes in the wake of a solitary stay in Paris. Merritt holed up with a guitar and a piano, penning the new album after four years away from the studio. The opening track “Something to Me” brings to mind early Jackson Browne, both in its lively […]

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Review of “Vinyl Countdown” musical slots game

Microgaming is one of the top names in online casino software. They have designed different kinds of games, including slot machines. One fun-filled game they have created is a slot machine game known as Vinyl Countdown. This online casino slot machine game is a five reeled machine. With a total of 9 paylines, Vinyl Countdown […]

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Josh Gracin, “We Weren’t Crazy” Lyric Street

by LK You’d be crazy to miss the latest work of Michigan native and Idol graduate Josh Gracin. The long-awaited follow-up to his self-titled debut album is a sure bet for a good listen. Gracin’s charming vocals are paired with excellent musical arrangements to produce a truly enjoyable and masterful album. While it doesn’t lose […]

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Lady Antebellum “Lady Antebellum” Capitol

by LK All hats are off to Lady Antebellum for their stellar self-titled debut album. The group presents a rare and refreshing male-female lead combination that works amazingly well. Both are talented individual performers whose voices combine without competing or overpowering. Though title track “Love Don’t Live Here” features Charles Kelley’s smooth, yet slightly rustic […]

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Josh Turner “Everything is Fine” MCA Nashville

by LK Talk about a firecracker—Turner’s latest album is an explosion of down home Southern country. Turner has one of the most distinct voices you’ll hear, sort of a country crooner if you will. There’s something about his trademark ultra-low, smooth sound that resonates well with listeners. His voice has that magical way of coming […]

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Fleet Foxes “Fleet Foxes” Sub Pop

by Lindsay Eanet Scruff-laden hippies rejoice, for the future of music is once again in your hands. While the frenetic blips of Cut Copy and Crystal Castles may have their place, a new wave of indie bands (Yeasayer, Blitzen Trapper, Iron & Wine) have emerged with an earthier sound and earnest lyrics, bands that are […]

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