Album of the Week

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Dan Wilson "Love Without Fear"

Dan Wilson can write songs.  Dan Wilson can write songs about anything.  Dan Wilson can even write songs about writing songs.  The last few years have seen Wilson penning major hits...

G. Love & Special Sauce "Sugar

G. Love & Special Sauce reunite to explore a broad array of music based in American roots.It’s been five years since Garrett Dutton, aka, G. Love teamed with his band Special Sauce. Following...

Elbow "The Take Off And Landing Of Everything"

Comes a time in most band’s lives that experimentation is a given. After five studio albums and following on the heels of its dark Build a Rocket, Boys, U.K. band Elbow takes a slight turn in...

Foster the People "Supermodel"

Before founding the band that bears his name Mark Foster made a living as a commercial jingles writer. The experience proved beneficial in giving him a better understanding of what sells. Exploiting...

The Hold Steady "Teeth Dreams"

The Hold Steady “Teeth Dreams”The Hold Steady never thought they’d be making music together 10 years after their debut album – The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me – was released.  A few members...

The War On Drugs "Lost In the Dream"

 Adam Granduciel, the frontman for The War on Drugs, has married two different but distinctive elements of the band’s first two albums for the band’s latest release. Ambient landscapes merge...

Lake Street Dive "Bad Self-Portraits"

Since forming at The New England Conservatory of Music, Lake Street Dive has displayed so many influences in their music that they’ve made it nearly impossible to categorize the band’s sound....

St. Vincent "St. Vincent

“Dance music for a funeral.” That’s how Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, describes her fourth album, one that should break her to a wider audience. An alumnus of The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens...

Beck "Morning Phase"

Musical chameleon Beck explores loss in the past tense on a lush acoustic album.Beck’s 12th album opens with a line of somber violins that grow in intensity then ebb as acoustic guitar takes the...

Sam Roberts "Lo-Fantasy"

Canadian rockers add a new layer of sheen to it's melodic signature rock.The Sam Roberts Band is lauded as a great arena rock band in their native Canada, but on their latest release the band shoots...

Broken Bells "After the Disco"

Rosanne Cash "The River & The Thread"

Rosanne Cash journeys through the American south in search of her familial and musical rootsIt’s amazing how heritage plays a role in a life, how a location can be part of who you are even if you’ve...

Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen latest album High Hopes is a collection of unreleased material and new versions of previously released songs from The Boss's deep catalogue. Some of the tracks are very familiar to...

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Give The People What They Want"

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings return with a triumphant new release that highlights the best of old school soul.Sharon Jones’story has been one of fighting against the odd, dating back to the 1970s...

Joe Grushecky "East of Eden"

Pittsburgh's reigning king of rock offers up a new batch of songs mixed with a few chestnuts.Why do we Pittsburghers love Joe Grushecky the way we do? He’s a great songwriter, singer and guitarist,...

Tedeschi Trucks Band "Made Up Mind"

Think of The Tedeschi Trucks Band and the first things that come to mind are Derek Truck’s sizzling guitar work and his wife’s blazing vocals. The Tedeschi Truck’s are not a couple to hold back. Made...

KT Tunstall "Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon"

KT Tunstall strips away the pop to create a masterpiece of subtle melodies and intricate arrangementsKT Tunstall’s new album is a reflective, sometimes somber, but ultimately beautiful and mature...

Iron and Wine "Ghost on Ghost"

Iron and Wine offers a mellow mix of soulful rock interspersed with thoughtful introspection. One of the best of the year! Sam Beam has come a long way since his early stark, bedroom recordings...

Brett Dennen "Smoke and Mirrors"

A change in environment sparks a change in sound for California native, Brett DennenBrett Dennen recently moved to an isolated patch of land in the Northern California mountains. And all of the laid-...

The Head and the Heart "Let's Be Still"

Virginia and California songwriters take their musical vision to Seattle, mixing folk roots with indie-pop. The Head and The Heart’s debut propelled the Seattle band to two years of non-stop touring...

Arcade Fire "Reflektor"

Arcade Fire changes direction with a danceable album that matches rock and funk influences from the 1970s with a new interest in global music.When the Canadian indie-rock band Arcade Fire won the...

Paul McCartney, "New"

Over the past couple of decades while his detractors have been dismissing McCartney as the "Silly Love Songs" peddler of sappy pop, the ex-Beatle has been building up a terrific "oeuvre" of late-...

Avett Brothers - Magpie & The Dandelion

Dr. Dog "The B-Room"

Blitzen Trapper "VII"

 Blitzen Trapper brew up a mix of funky appalachian rock with lots of hunting metaphors.If funk grooves and country twang decided to have a throw-down, each tearing across an open field to...

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