Reviews

The Mynabirds - Lovers Know
9.0

The Mynabirds – Lovers Know

For her third album with the Mynabirds, songwriter Laura Burhenn has created another impressive batch of songs, making Lovers Knows her most accessible record yet.

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Tracy Bonham - Wax & Gold
7.0

Tracy Bonham – Wax & Gold

On her fifth album, violinist Tracy Bonham edges closer to elements of country and blues than ever before. Wax & Gold, like 2010’s Masts of Manhatta, continues Bonham’s obvious comfort in just being herself. The songs found here are free of the angst and snarl found on her earlier work…

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7.0

Chew Heart – Messy Snarls

Proudly recorded without any computer over-processing , Messy Snarls sounds close to what Chew Heart must sound like live. In fact, it’s quite remarkable that the band consists of only two people because at many times, their sound carries the weight of bands twice their number.

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7.0

Anna Bullard – Split Heart

With subtle and consciously understated production, Bullard’s songs possess an ‘off the cuff’ quality in their delivery, many of them sounding as if they were just mere streams of thought seconds before they were recorded.

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8.0

Tracy Bonham – Masts Of Manhatta

Masts of Manhatta clearly shows that Bonham’s penchant for writing smart, engaging songs is no fluke. For her fourth album, she seems truly comfortable with herself and her approach to music writing and these songs simply flow beautifully.

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7.0

Liz Phair – Funstyle

Writing this review in particular is difficult for me, as I’ve always considered Liz Phair to be my most cherished artist and I fear I have no choice but to be biased.

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8.0

Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew

Ireland’s Lisa Hannigan, a songwriter who for the last several years, has been providing her talents to other artists like Damien Rice, now poises herself for the spotlight with the release of her debut album, Sea Sew

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