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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 Kim Gordon’s “No Home Record”

  You could pursue meditation and seek a clear mind, or else you could just do what the rest of us do and let Kim G...

By Willie McDonagh | October 18, 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 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
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Willie Reviews Fire! Orchestra’s “Arrival”

  What do you get when you combine a whole bunch of talented musicians? A fire! But it’s a good thing. It&rsq...

By Willie McDonagh | June 06, 2019
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Willie Reviews Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky’s “Droneflower”

  A spectre is haunting Droneflower — the spectre of Space Ghost. Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky’s ...

By Willie McDonagh | April 27, 2019