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ALBUM REVIEW: Bill Callahan Settles in on ‘Gold Record’

On his 1999 song "Let's Move To The Country," released under his previous Smog moniker, Bill Callahan was the wandering man who yearned for the...

ALBUM REVIEW: Nas and Hit-Boy Unite on ‘King’s Disease’

Nas, Nasty Nas, Esco, God’s Son, Nasir… The legend is back with his (count em!) 12th studio album, King’s Disease. Only a select few in...

ALBUM REVIEW: MIKE’s ‘Weight of the World’ is a Raw, Exceptional Eulogy for a Lost Loved One

In many ways, MIKE's music exists as an extension of himself. His words feel deeply personal, working in abstracts like love and loss, but there's...

ALBUM REVIEW: HAIM Makes a Crappy Year a Little Bit Better on ‘WIMP3’

It’s hard to imagine anyone looking back at 2020 as anything other than a drag of a year. Among the few bright spots of this...

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Bob Dylan’s Long Road to ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

It’s with a sense of trepidation that I drop the metaphorical needle on new releases by those mythical figures from the dawning era of popular...

Love Will Tear Us Apart: Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ at 40

Today marks the 40th anniversary of Joy Division’s second and final studio album, Closer. Recorded just a year after their previous album, the acclaimed and...

YOU GOTTA HEAR THIS: Chubby and The Gang

Every once in a while the magic happens. It only takes a few seconds, and you’re hooked. Like seriously hooked. That’s what happened when I...

THE CORNER CLUB: Gil and Jorge

The premise is so absurdly simple that it might read like a bad joke. Two Brazilian musicians walk into a studio, with nothing but their...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bill Callahan Settles in on ‘Gold Record’

On his 1999 song "Let's Move To The Country," released under his previous Smog moniker, Bill Callahan was the wandering man who yearned for the simplicity of commitment, but he wasn't really ready to settle into it. He tried to draw as close as he...

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