New Grooves: Slow Club, The Milk Carton Kids, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld

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New Grooves: Slow Club, The Milk Carton Kids, Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld

Three new low-key, impeccable and musically impressive releases, as delicious as they are expansively drawn.

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Shamir ‘Ratchet’ Album Review

4.8 out of 5
Rating: 4.8

Almost too good to be true, but Shamir’s ‘Ratchet’ album is going to excite a whole lot of people about pop music again. At last.

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Ray Charles ‘I’m Going To Move To The Outskirts of Town’

One of Ray’s most soulful recordings is this early one that never got much attention over the years, though it fully deserves a re-appraisal for its revelatory nature.

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Album of the Week: Blur ‘The Magic Whip’

4.5 out of 5
Rating: 4.5

Britain’s most influential guitar band returns with a knockout album.

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Forgiving Metallica

No man wants his best achievements to be things he did decades ago. But this is the struggle that the men in Metallica must live with every day.

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For The Love of Vinyl – The Top 10 Vinyl Cartoons

10 great cartoons featuring vinyl records. As for us, we always say “gotta have more records!” Great cartoonists depict our slavery toward the art of vinyl in the clever images shown here.

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Dion: The Underrated, Overlooked Blues Master

Here are ten explosive, lesser known but terrific cuts from the underrated, overlooked blues master known simply as Dion.

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Kurt Vile ‘Smoke Ring for My Halo’ Album Review

4 out of 5
Rating: 4

The 2011 album from Philadelpia-based songwriter Kurt Vile is as distinctive and intriguing as its title: ‘Smoke Ring For My Halo’. It remains the best introduction to his work.

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Hank Williams ‘Long Gone Lonesome Blues’

He was the most famous bad example of his time, having rocketed both to fame and flameout, a victim of drink, drugs, missed concert dates, multiple alimony demands, and a notorious unreliability.

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How “Weird Al” Yankovic Led To Drunken YouTube Song-Parody Parties

Before YouTube, and, come to think of it, before the worldwide web as we know it, there was “Weird Al” Yankovic. The interesting thing about “Weird Al” is how much of a cockroach the guy is, and I mean that in the best way possible…

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