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Album Reviews, Reviews

Willie Reviews Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich’s “A Tangle of Stars”

  Guitarists Mary Halvorson of Code Girl and John Dieterich of Deerhoof come together on a series of endearingly st...

By Willie McDonagh | October 28, 2019
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Willie Reviews Bill Orcutt’s “Odds Against Tomorrow”

  On guitarist Bill Orcutt’s second solo electric album, Odds Against Tomorrow, he plays blues that go nowher...

By Willie McDonagh | October 24, 2019
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Willie Reviews Richard Dawson’s “2020”

  Trusted bard Richard Dawson has the courage to see into the present-future and pull out its most incongruous, uns...

By Willie McDonagh | October 21, 2019
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Willie Reviews Wilco’s “Ode to Joy”

  In Chicago’s Lincoln Park, a statue stands of Friedrich Schiller, author of “Ode to Joy.” Chica...

By Willie McDonagh | October 10, 2019
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Willie Reviews Boris’ “LφVE & EVφL”

  Boris is not going anywhere! The Japanese rock trio has stayed together to make another record for us called L&ph...

By Willie McDonagh | October 09, 2019
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Willie Reviews Nahawa Doumbia’s “La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 1”

  Awesome Tapes From Africa’s reissue of Wassoulou singer Nahawa Doumbia’s first recording reintroduces...

By Willie McDonagh | October 03, 2019
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Willie Reviews Devendra Banhart’s “Ma”

  Singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart’s Ma whispers into your ear until you pay attention to its curious, sinc...

By Willie McDonagh | September 21, 2019
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Willie Reviews Joan Shelley’s “Like the River Loves the Sea”

  Folk singer and guitarist Joan Shelley’s Like the River Loves the Sea resounds with the pains and pleasures...

By Willie McDonagh | September 08, 2019
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Willie Reviews Shannon Lay’s “August”

On August, Shannon Lay conjures up folks like Vashti Bunyan and Jackson C. Frank in a quiet trip into the resting psyche...

By Willie McDonagh | September 04, 2019
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Willie Reviews Esther Rose’s “You Made It This Far”

  Singer-songwriter Esther Rose’s You Made It This Far reassembles traditional country and folk into her own ...

By Willie McDonagh | August 30, 2019
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Willie Reviews Ty Segall’s “First Taste”

  Ty Segall’s new record, First Taste, takes pride in all the elements it can borrow without itself becoming ...

By Willie McDonagh | August 09, 2019
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Willie Reviews Angie McMahon’s “Salt”

  Australian singer-songwriter Angie McMahon’s debut album, Salt, takes place in a universe where the only re...

By Willie McDonagh | August 01, 2019