Album of the Week

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The Believer

Rhett Miller, singer and guitarist for Old 97s, steps out for his second solo album featuring a dozen pop-rock gems polished to a gleaming state. The first single, "Help Me, Suzanne," is a jangle-pop...

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

The fifth album by alt-country singer/songwriter Neko Case is a beautiful set of songs. Case is back with the first studio set in four years of her hallmark sound, her Patsy Cline-inspired alt-...

Both Sides of the Gun

The seventh studio album from the California-born singer/songwriter is his first double album of new material. Although the running time could have fit on one disc, Harper separated Both Sides of the...

American Myth

Jackie Greene'sophomore release is quite different from his debut according to the artist. "Sweet Somewhere Bound" was a solo effort and the songs reflected that in both spirit and arrangement. "...

The Life Pursuit

The Scottish group has always been known for their quirky pop sensibilities, and the new album is a fine example of their style. Belle...

I'm a Mountain

In the two years since singer/songwriter Sarah Harmer's last album, All of Our Names, she has become more deeply involved in environmental projects in her native Ontario, Canada. So, too, has she...

Hope and Desire

The fourth studio album from the Boston blues singer and musician is a very different record for her. Not only did she not write any material of her own, but she also doesn't play any guitar on it....

Behind the Levee

The New Orleans group pay tribute to stories and legends of their native city on their sixth and latest studio album. Recorded before Hurricane Katrina devasted the area, the album has a wistfulness...

Comfort of Strangers

Orton returns with her fourth album, marking the 10th anniversary of her debut album Trailer Park. Comfort of Strangers is an initimate album, a kaleidescopic look at affairs of the heart draped over...

If Songs Could Be Held

Rosie Thomas grew up in Detroit the daughter of two musicians, eventually relocating to Seattle to attend a private performing arts conservatory there. She began performing at comedy clubs, even once...

Black Cadillac

The new album by Rosanne Cash is her eleventh studio release and her first in three years. The material was written during a two year period during which Rosanne lost her father Johnny, her mother...

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Aerial

What other recent album—or indeed any album—features songs about Elvis Presely, Joan of Arc, an ode to the number pi in which a shockingly large number of pi's actual digits are sung? All this plus a...

Coles Corner

Sheffield, England, native Richard Hawley often sounds like a performer you'd hear on a David Lynch movie soundtrack—his style merges that of an early rock...

Guero

The eighth album by Beck continues his musical evolution with a complicated, 14-song album which will variously delight, amaze, and confound listeners. He's got his usual fascinating melange of...

Back to Me

The Ottawa singer/songwriter's second outing is a beaut. Rarely is a performer able to toss aside any notion of a sophomore slump as confidently and authoritatively as Edwards did on this great set...

Haughty Melodic

Throughout December we are revisiting some of 2005's best albums which were previously featured as a CD of the Week, and we continue with the latest from former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty...

Billy Miles

The self-titled debut album of Southern California native Billy Miles takes a jazzy R...

Nashville

As we head into 2005's home stretch, we are pulling out past CDs of the Week that rank among the year's best and give you a second opportunity to receive this album with your support of WYEP.Josh...

Shine

Modern jamband legends Phish finally called it quits, apparently for good, last year, and guitarist Trey Anastasio return to record racks with his second rock solo album. Although diehard Phish phans...

Year of Meteors

Year of Meteors is the fifth album by Seattle singer/songwriter Laura Veirs. Her debut record, in 1999, was just a straightforward affair, recorded live and featuring only Veirs and her acoustic...

Little Fugitive

Amy Rigby's fifth album is Little Fugutives, featuring Rigby's retro-flavored rock and fine wit on display throughout. The key moment on the album comes during the last 20 seconds of the first single...

Extraordinary Machine

Fiona Apple's long-awaited third album is a nice collection of intricate songs, a little more complex than her earlier music if not as immediately obvious. After her second album, Apple took...

Childish Things

The Texas singer/songwriter's seventh studio album, and first since 2002's St. Mary of the Woods, features some of McMurtry's finest songwriting and some raging observations on the state of America...

Souls Alike

Souls Alike is Raitt's eighteenth album, her follow-up to 2002's Silver Lining. This record is the first time the nine-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has produced her...

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