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Music Review: Just Walden – ‘High Street Barton Blues’

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Just Walden puts the piano at the center of this album. Read More »

Music Review: no:carrier – ‘Wisdom & Failure’

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If there is one thing no:carrier has in spades, it is style. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne’

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This is a pleasant and heartfelt tribute to Browne by many of his contemporaries that highlights his timeless songwriting. Read More »

Music Review: RAC – ‘Strangers (Part 2)’

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RAC's 'Strangers (Part 2)' did not fail to impress and excite me. It's a little more low-key and less radio-friendly than 'Part 1', but still fun and makes a nice companion piece. Read More »

Music Review: Camper Van Beethoven – ‘Key Lime Pie’ [Reissue]

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This re-release proves that Camper Van Beethoven sounds just as fresh and innovative today as the band did in 1989. Read More »

Interview: James Blunt Journeys Back to the Start on ‘Moon Landing’

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British singer/songwriter James Blunt returns to his indie roots on his fourth and most personal album yet, 'Moon Landing.' Read More »

From Bananarama to John Legend – Justin Kantor’s Top 10 Album Picks of 2013

British boy band JLS's 'Goodbye: The Greatest Hits' is among the standout collections of 2013.

From smart and thorough expanded collections of classic '80s material by groups like Bananarama and Exposé, to the latest from soulful vocalists such as John Legend and Raheem DeVaughn, 2013 was a remarkable year. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans to Stage Riots, Famous Musicians Tell All’ by Jon Niccum

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Though it uses the term "famous" loosely, this collection of rock band reminiscences proves readable and funny. Read More »

Music Review: Katy Perry – “Dark Horse” Single

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Katy Perry rides her new single, "Dark Horse," down a haunted path. Twerkers will follow. Read More »

Music Review: Janelle Monae – ‘The Electric Lady’

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This genre-defying album tackles issues that are extremely relevant today, racism and homophobia among them. Read More »