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Music Review: JJ Grey & Mofro – ‘Ol’ Glory’

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A new album of old-timey soul music with a blue-eyed southern twist has a perfect fusion of sound and sensibility and is up there with JJ Grey & Mofro's best. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Rihanna, Kid Ink, Chris Brown, Shelby Lynne and More

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Plus Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, The Replacements, Buena Vista Social Club, Larry Coryell, Jorma Kaukonen, Simone Dinnerstein, and The Yardbirds. Read More »

Music Review: Joe Blessett – ‘Excuse Me’

Joe Blessett's 'Excuse Me'

Blessett's experimentations are hit-and-miss. Read More »

Music Review: Paul Kelly – ‘Paul Kelly Presents: The Merri Soul Sessions’

Paul Kelly

'Paul Kelly Presents: The Merri Soul Sessions' is an album I am grateful to have been turned on to, and is definitely recommended. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘One-Derful Collection: One-Derful Records’

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New compilations from One-derful! Records are an archive of early Chicago soul, doo-wop, and R&B. Read More »

Are You Listening? 2014 in Music [Lenny Kravitz, Kimbra, Shakira, Chris Brown, Kelis, and More]

Hits (Kelis, Suzanne Vega, etc.)

2014 was all about 'Food' (Ninja Tune)―the kind one-time hook girl turned chameleonic chanteuse Kelis was serving. Read More »

Music Review: Liz Mandeville – ‘Heart ‘o’ Chicago’

Liz Mandeville

Liz Mandeville takes us on a trip through Chigaco blues and R&B with 11 original numbers that sound vintage. Read More »

Music Review: Prince – ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’

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Two relatively cohesive (and very different) albums by the Purple Yoda. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from David Guetta, Wu-Tang Clan, Placido Domingo, Wiz Khalifa, Jeff Beck and More

David Guetta

Plus a new children's holiday album from Farmer Jason (of Jason and the Scorchers), a concert DVD from Depeche Mode, and a reissued lost classic from The Byrds' Gene Clark. Read More »

Music Review: Marc Broussard – ‘A Life Worth Living’

marc broussard a life worth living

Broussard provides open, honest and catchy tunes for a deeply satisfying release. Read More »