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American singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter's awe-inspiring musical reinvention

As the short, straightforward album title suggests, Strand of Oaks, a.k.a. Indiana-based singer/songwriter Timothy Showalter, has undergone...

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A great lost Alternative Rock/Power Pop album long overdue for a reappraisal

Released in the early 1990s, when R&B, Hip-Hop and Grunge ruled the airwaves and conquered the top of the charts, The Grays’ eclectic...

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The Australian Alternative-Rock legends' truly mesmerizing concert featuring a 67-piece orchestra

For years, fans of Australian Alternative-Rock band The Church fervently wished for -– and actively encouraged –- a...

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The King of Pop's second posthumous album - a focused, coherent and satisfying collection of unreleased songs

With the release of Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album -– 2010’s sadly mediocre, critically-panned Michael...

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The exciting British Alternative-Indie band's lustful, sexually-charged fourth studio album

Singer/guitarist Hayden Thorpe and singer/bassist Tom Fleming constitute one damn fine and distinguished songwriting team within the Alternative/Indie...

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Ben Watt's second solo album blends languid Folk, distorted Rock and buzzing Electronica sounds

All of thirty-one years after his first solo album, 1983’s North Marine Drive, and fifteen years after Everything But The Girl’s...

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The iconic Country star's posthumous studio album - recorded in the early 1980s - shines brightly

Eleven years after the passing of Johnny Cash, the legendary Country star has recorded and released an unexpected brand new album, transported from "the other side". Well, not quite, but it feels like it. The twelve previously unreleased songs on the posthumous Johnny Cash album Out Among The Stars were all originally recorded with renowned record producer...

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The talented American Indie-Folk group's pastoral, evocative and unusually mature debut album

Fleet Foxes –- a Seattle-based five-piece band –- wrote the songs for their first album, when they were all in their early 20s...

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Ex-Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde's elegant, ethereal male/female duo

Fans of the unique, highly acclaimed British Dream-Pop/Shoegaze trio Cocteau Twins (who dispanded in 1996) were hoping for years that...

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The Folk/Americana singer-songwriter's third album; a return to the rootsy authenticity of his acclaimed debut

When Willy Mason released his critically acclaimed, fully formed debut album, Where The Humans Eat, at the age of just nineteen...

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The American Indie singer-songwriter's spellbinding spiritual successor to 2002's "Sea Change"

According to the press release, Beck regards his twelfth album, Morning Phase, as a companion piece to Sea Change (2002) -– the L.A.-based singer/songwriter’s...

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The American sister duo Lily & Madeleine's charming Folk/Folk-Pop debut album

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, sisters Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz only started singing together as a duo when they were both...

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The celebrated Crowded House singer/songwriter's compelling third solo album

For a songwriter who’s mastery of songcraft has been so widely acknowledged around the world, Neil Finn’s solo records have been remarkably low-profile...

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All India Radio's Martin Kennedy remixes "Fall", the Australian outfit's 2008 album, with impressive results

All India Radio consist chiefly of the talented multi-instrumentalist Martin Kennedy, the Australian ambient...

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Warpaint's self-titled sophomore album: further proof that this girl group is in a league of their own

Native American warpaint symbolized an ominous presence, danger, strength, bravery, power, male aggression. Even...

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A 4-disc/87-track testament to the iconic singer's supreme interpretive skills and her place in Soul music history

The song first and foremost associated with premier female Soul interpreter Aretha Franklin is Respect (written by...

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A superb, attractively-packaged 4-disc/92-track box set covering the career of Soul/R&B singer Otis Redding

Otis Redding was both an influential interpretive vocalist and an impassioned singer/songwriter, but whether...

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The British New Wave/Alternative Pop trio's multifaceted magnum opus

British New Wave/Alternative Pop band XTC’s tenth full-length release, Nonsuch, was both a continuation and a natural progress, as the trio build upon...

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The Church's Steve Kilbey and ex-Remy Zero Jeffrey Cain's minor masterpiece of a debut album

Songwriter, bassist, and lyricist Steve Kilbey -– lead singer with spectacularly creative Australian Alternative Rock band...

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The British Alternative-Indie/Dream-Pop band's mesmerizing ninth album

With a comprehensive back-catalogue consisting of thirteen E.P.’s and nine studio albums since 1984, obscure British Shoegaze/Dream-Pop/Post-Rock band Breathless deserve credit...

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