NOFX vs. Frank Turner | West Coast vs. Wessex

British folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner has apparently never heard a song he didn't love. Whereas American pop-punk troublemakers NOFX have apparently never heard a song they didn't love to...

Trey Anastasio | Lonely Trip

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Phish frontman Trey Anastasio embraces both sides of the old saying on his latest,...

Alanis Morissette | Such Pretty Forks In The Road

When opportunity knocks, you have to be ready to answer the door. Especially when you've been sitting around as long as Alanis Morissette has. It's been eight years since her...

The Psychedelic Furs | Made Of Rain

When you only make one new album every 30 years, you better make it good. And thankfully, The Psychedelic Furs have done just that on Made of Rain, their...

Gillian Welch | Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 1

Artists aren't always the best judges of their own work — in fact, sometimes they can actually be their own worst enemies. Look no further than Gillian Welch. The revered...

Paul McCartney | Flaming Pie Deluxe Edition

I doubt 1997's Flaming Pie is anyone's favourite Paul McCartney album — including the man himself. But like almost every other disc Macca has released over the past several...

Fontaines D.C. | A Hero’s Death

Well, that didn't take long. Less than 18 months after storming and swarming onto the scene with the slashing anthems and brash proclamations of their instant-classic debut disc Dogrel, the...

Mike Dillon | Rosewood

You probably hear the marimba every day — it's the source of the jaunty ringtone millions of folks use on their mobile phone. Something you don't hear every day:...

Silver Scrolls | Music for Walks

There's an infinite amount of music out there supposedly designed to help you relax or meditate or drift off to sleep. But how many albums do you come across...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From July 28, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums from a slew of country legends, Finger Eleven, Serial Joe and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had...

Bill Kirchen | The Proper Years

It's been a good month for Commander Cody fans. A couple of weeks ago, the vintage double-live set Bear's Sonic Journals: Found In The Ozone arrived. Now, we've got...

Now Hear This | Seasick Steve | Love & Peace

I ran out of time and words before I ran out of music to write about this week. So strictly speaking, this isn't a review — but it's definitely...

Now Hear This | Judicator | Let There Be Nothing

I ran out of time and words before I ran out of music to write about this week. So strictly speaking, this isn't a review — but it's definitely...

Now Hear This | Jorma Tapio & Kaski | Aliseen

I ran out of time and words before I ran out of music to write about this week. So strictly speaking, this isn't a review — but it's definitely...

Now Hear This | Brian Protheroe | The Albums 1974-1976

I ran out of time and words before I ran out of music to write about this week. So strictly speaking, this isn't a review — but it's definitely...

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