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Best Albums of 2008: #20 to #11

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Best Albums of 2008: #40 to #31

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Best Albums of 2008: #50 to #41

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A Great Forecast for Future Clouds and Radar

As I indicated less than two weeks when featuring Benji Hughes’ excellent A Love Extreme, releasing a double-disc album as a debut can be a risky venture for numerous reasons. Inaccessibility is the primary one for sure, along ...

 
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Jonquil Whistles Low

The divergence of folk music has been a common observation among fans of independent music for the past decade or so. Whether one most prefers the interpretation of Eastern European folk by the likes of Beirut and Gogol Bordell...
 
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The Old & New: Piano Magic and Braids

Some of the most talent musicians in the world remain practically unknown despite an abundance of quality material. There is no concise explanation for it, even if the most common response is related to the lack of accessibilit...

 
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Obscure Sound: Best of October 2008

Like many college students in October, this past month – for me – has been the busiest of the year in terms of workload. As a result, I find myself being extremely grateful for how easy it was to discover such a gre...
 
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Let a Little Joy into Your Life

As displayed in the previous feature that covered my personal perception of prolific artists, a substantial amount of recognition and success does not always equate to artistic satisfaction. By nature, musicians often yearn to ...

 
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Helios + Goldmund = Keith Kenniff

Prolific artists have a tendency to never feel quite satisfied. Regardless of whether or not they have something left to prove, pursuits regarding financial and reputational standing always seem to take a backseat to creative e...
 
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Jolie Holland Awakens the Living and the Dead

Experience is invaluable toward the delicate craft of music. Despite some ingenious qualities, all artists have only a limited amount of entirely imaginative ideas with little to no personalized dimensions involved. Their perso...