Album Reviews

Wannabe Reviews John Prine’s ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’

In the latest Wannabe, artist Chris Prunckle offers his illustrated commentary on The Tree of Forgiveness, the long-awaited new album from legendary singer-songwriter John Prine, in his signature six-panel comic strip form. Click on the image for full resolution (best viewed on ...

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Cary Brothers’ Unique Song Styling Proves Enduring On New LP ‘Bruises’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Cary Brothers is not a sibling ensemble. In fact, as an individual, Brothers may be the most accomplished artist making music these days while still remaining all but unknown to the vast numbers of the ...

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Three Years In Making- Haley Sabella Summons New England Based Americana on ‘Forgive the Birds’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

As you listen to New England-based singer-songwriter Hayley Sabella’s second full-length album, Forgive the Birds, quiet passages transform to the sounds of wind, rain, or even ocean waves. Her sound slithers between ethereal folk music to Americana, often depending on her accompaniment. It’s rather ...

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Dr. Dog Shine With Infectious Ballads and Psych Rock Sounds on ‘Critical Equation’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Over the past decade and a half, Philadelphia-based Dr. Dog have been busy releasing albums every year or two, and touring incessantly. 2016 saw both the release of The Psychedelic Swamp early in the year ...

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Joshua Hedley Becomes Class Act With Clear Vision On ‘Mr. Jukebox’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

There’s that old adage, “they don’t make ‘em like they used to,” and then there’s Joshua Hedley. The buzz country singer’s major label debut Mr. Jukebox (on Jack White’s Third Man Records, no less) feels ...

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Pete Townshend’s ‘Who Came First’ 45th Anniversary Edition Proves Durable & Visionary (ALBUM REVIEW)

“The Seeker,” an exalting version of which appears on the second CD in this 45th anniversary edition of Pete Townshend’s Who Came First, is not one of his most stellar compositions, but the name of ...

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Neil Young’s ‘Roxy-Tonight’s The Night Live’ Encompasses Musical Ragged Glory (ALBUM REVIEW)

The ever-so-loose aggregation dubbed ‘The Santa Monica Flyers,’ appearing on Neil Young’s Roxy-Tonight’s The Night Live has more than a little in common with his most regular accompanists of recent years, Lukas Nelson and Promise ...

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Jazz Experimentalist Dana Murray Creates Demanding Yet Rewarding Listen With ‘The Negro Manifesto’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Through his almost 30-year career Omaha’s Dana Murray has been a collaborator, sideman, producer or educator, roles that he will continue.  Given his impressive resume, it’s rather surprising that this is drummer Dana Murray’s first ...

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Bob Rea Echoes Classic Singer-Songwriter Era With ‘Southbound’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Bob Rea has been making music for 50 years, but this is only his third recording, the previous coming 7 years ago. His is a vintage style, compared by some to Johnny Cash, Guy Clark, ...

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A Perfect Circle Turns 180 on ‘Eat the Elephant’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Mood and atmosphere are ramped up in A Perfect Circle's first album of all new, all original material in 15 years.

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