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The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir, Awa Poulo Poulo Warali

Like the Magnetic Fields’ 1999 breakthrough triple-album 69 Love Songs, the new 5-disc album 50 Song Memoir seems to be a feat and a stunt, featuring one song for each year of songwriter Stephin Merritt’s life. 69 Love Songs was a successful ...



In an extraordinary display of originating sensational and knee-weakening music, the young and talented Kimi Carter from Ringgold, Georgia, demonstrates her unparalleled abilities as an artist with the 2017 release of her second EP Growing Pains ... more

Mar 22, 2017 11:31 AM Record Reviews

Saxophonist Jack Wright is known as a fiercely original improviser and also one of the most deliberative voices on the topic of “free playing,” which he has been doing exclusively since 1979 and which he concisely describes as “the pursuit of ... more

Mar 15, 2017 11:12 AM Record Reviews

German musician Michael Bundt’s third and final solo album from 1980, Electri City, is certainly dated—I mean, for crying out loud, look at the cover art—but that’s not a bad thing. Not all music has to sound timeless or completely divorced from ... more

Mar 8, 2017 11:46 AM Record Reviews

Space vampires. Those are the two words that immediately come to mind for this reviewer when listening to the instrumental album Those Missing Will Complete Us by the improvisational San Francisco quartet Collision Stories, but don’t let that ... more

Mar 1, 2017 11:16 AM Record Reviews

Chattanooga’s own Dream Collective is taking the city by storm with their powerful waves. The music that they create is a passionate and soul filled mix of blues, rock, and rap. Their thought provoking lyrics touch on subjects of love ... more

Feb 22, 2017 11:06 AM Record Reviews

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