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The Horse Fell Lame

Brooks Ritter
SELF-RELEASED

Brooks Ritter might be the next Louisville troubadour we gravitate toward.

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Futuro

The Low Frequency In Stereo
RUNE GRAMMOFON

Describing Norway’s The Low Frequency in Stereo as “eclectic” is an unfortunate understatement.

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Rambler

Edgehill Avenue
DEPARTURE

The spirit of Bruce Springsteen’s epic song “The River” is conjured repeatedly in Edgehill Avenue’s new release.

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Never Say Never

Ian McLagan & the Bump Band
00:02:59 Records

Despite some electric piano flourishes that briefly recall Ian McLagan’s days in the Faces, his latest solo outing, Never Say Never, is doggedly mid-tempo, laying out a relaxed, soulfu

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Sholi

Sholi
Touch & Go

Payam Bavafa, a third of this Bay Area-based trio, spent a year and a half researching brain waves for a neuroscientist.

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Beware

Bonnie Prince Billy
Drag City

Hometown weird beard Will Oldham never disappoints, even while consistently exploring different corners of roots rock and folk.

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Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76

Sir Victor Uwaifo
Soundway

For many years, most African music remained unavailable to Americans.

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Rockwell

Anni Rossi
4AD

One of my first assignments was to review rapper Khia’s second album, Gangstress.

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Middle Cyclone

Neko Case
Anti

Case’s last album exemplified a singer/songwriter pushing her band forward in multiple directions. Now come 14 songs that often feel closer in, but with brave experiments.

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Years of Refusal

Morrissey
Lost Highway

“You’re making a fool of yourself, so get off the stage,” Morrissey sang in 1989, calling out aging rockers on their complacency and irrelevance.