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Archive for December, 2016
 
 
 
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Johan Angergard: A Club, A King, and The Legend

Do they have April Fool’s Day in Sweden? I would hope so, as I am sympathetic for any country without such a glowing “holiday”, even if their music scene is one of the hottest in the world at the moment. Eithe...
 
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Twinkles, Wands, and Calculations from Polynya

Some bands just love talking about themselves. I occasionally receive one-sheets that contradict both their namesake and purpose in providing an accessible introduction to a particular artist, instead supplying a sprawling ten-...

 
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David Ford Sings a Few Songs for the Road

We all hear that “sensitive singer/songwriter” babble all the time. Often employed as a propaganda tactic by corporate minds who hold a fraudulent regard for the actual music, it is becoming rare to find an artist w...
 
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Just Some Baggy Hype for The Twang

Sub-genres are a tricky thing to analyze. It seems that any individual can coin one, from a music theory professor to a 15-year-old ranting on some message board. It’s funny – I personally know a few people who utte...

 
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Mr. and Mrs. Georgie James

“Oh, breaking up is so very hard to do.” The opening line comes from one of Burt Bacharach’s more guiltless songs, “Make it Easy on Yourself”; later covered more proficiently by Scott Walker. Such ...
 
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This Fire is a Hot One

When it comes to quality music, an originative country simply does not matter. While it is always enjoyable to see native artists revel in their homeland’s musical traditions, it is customary to find the majority of these...

 
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Joe Henry: A Timeless Musical Entrepreneur

After posting about a few new artists who were fresh on the scene with inexperience with nothing but hefty ambitions in their pockets, I figured a change of pace would do us all some good. This leads us to Joe Henry – the...
 
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Paying Close Attention to The Details

In most forms of contemporary rock music, it is highly perceptible that mood has the ability to dictate tempo. Rock artists conventionally treat the listener to separate entities of diversity within an individual album, mixing ...