Album of the Week

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Mind How You Go

The former vocalist for the group Morcheeba, the London born Skye Edwards, has her first solo album out. After Morcheeba's fourth album came out in 2002, the group decided to go on a hiatus, so...

Live a Little

The fifth studio album from the Massachusetts band continues their tradition of memorable pop/rock music with offbeat lyrics and terrific melodies. Joe Pernice used to be in '90s alt-country...

Colorblind

Colorblind, the third album from New Jersey pedal steel guitar wiz Robert Randolph & The Family Band, is more of a slickly produced album than either his raw live debut, Live at the Wetlands, or...

Long Night Moon

Mike Sauter, WYEP Music Director

Half the Perfect World

Peyroux' new album arrived a distinctive treat for her fans, especially in terms of their endurance. While they endured an eight year hiatus between her first and second releases, her latest comes...

The Crane Wife

The fourth album from the Portland, Oregon, band is not only their finest so far, but it will likely serve as their breakthrough into the mainstream. Reaching creatively for something different, the...

The Information

The ninth album by Beck is, in some ways, of a piece with his last album Guero. Both records reunite Beck with producers of previous records; last time it was The Dust Brothers who rejoined the world...

Leave the Light On

As a songwriter and a performer, Chris Smither just keeps getting better and better. His latest album--his twelfth overall--easily ranks among the best in his thirty-six year recording career. The...

Funnel Cloud

The third studio album from the New York group Hem continues their string of fine releases. The band is based around the core quartet of vocalist Sally Ellyson, pianist Dan Messé, and guitarists Gary...

Modern Times

Bob Dylan's thirty-first studio album, and his first disc in five years, is a fine collection of songs from the man who is rock music's benchmark name in songwriting. Using timeless song structures...

Talk to La Bomb

The second album from the New York quartet is a strong, confident release, packed with the sultry sexy sound the group established on their debut last year and taking it a step further in multiple...

Air Stereo

The second album by the Brooklyn-based rock quartet The Damnwells is another collection of enjoyable songs and engaging personality. The band emerged with their self-released EP, or so-called "Poor...

Another Fine Day

After an eight-year period of inactivity, the group Golden Smog has released a fine set of fifteen songs, both full-on rockers and slower, more rootsy numbers. Golden Smog is a supergroup of sorts...

Highway Companion

Yell Fire!

In May 2004, Michael Franti packed up his guitar and a video camera and went with a couple of friends on a trip. He flew to country of Jordan and then bought a plane ticket to Baghdad, Iraq. His...

You're Only Lonely

Erstwhile Mavericks frontman Raul Malo has released his second solo album, a low-key exploration of other people's compositions that is on the decidedly mellow side of the musical spectrum. On You're...

Stranger Things

OK, a quick recap. While a sophomore in college, Edie Brickell began fronting the band known as New Bohemians in her native Dallas. The group released their smash debut album in 1989, effectively...

Sacred

In 2003, three sets of performers emerged with their studio debut albums, grabbed a lot of attention and accolades, and then have taken their sweet time recording a proper follow-up CD. They were...

Time Without Consequence

Alexi Murdoch is clearly a man with patience. Not only does the Los Angeles singer/songwriter from Scotland take his time within his taut, sparse songs, but he's not about to rush his debut album...

Strange Conversation

The fourth studio release from the Boston singer/songwriter is an interesting experiment. Delmhorst decided to take a series of poems written largely in the 1800s and the early 20th century and use...

The Garden

The British band's third regular full-length album showcases their ongoing evolution with a somewhat more folk-rock mix to their approach. While continuing their tradition of a rotating series of...

Cannibal Sea

The Brooklyn-based indie pop combo known as The Essex Green have seen their fan base widening with their third full-length release, Cannibal Sea. The group is essentially a trio of singers and...

Move By Yourself

The sophomore album by Donavon Frankenreiter takes him miles ahead of his debut. His new sound is significantly deeper and richer than previously, and the new album is much more fun. The pro...

All the Roadrunning

Emmylou Harris began her career as a singing foil for Gram Parsons. In recent years, she's become one of the most sought-after duet partners among a wide swath of musicians, from established artists...

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Bruce Springsteen's twenty-first album is a tribute album of sorts, dedicated to folk and traditional songs associated with folk legend Pete Seeger. Springsteen has said, "So much of my writing,...

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