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Beware

Bonnie Prince Billy
Drag City

Hometown weird beard Will Oldham never disappoints, even while consistently exploring different corners of roots rock and folk.

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Guitar-Boy Superstar 1970-76

Sir Victor Uwaifo
Soundway

For many years, most African music remained unavailable to Americans.

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Rockwell

Anni Rossi
4AD

One of my first assignments was to review rapper Khia’s second album, Gangstress.

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Middle Cyclone

Neko Case
Anti

Case’s last album exemplified a singer/songwriter pushing her band forward in multiple directions. Now come 14 songs that often feel closer in, but with brave experiments.

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Years of Refusal

Morrissey
Lost Highway

“You’re making a fool of yourself, so get off the stage,” Morrissey sang in 1989, calling out aging rockers on their complacency and irrelevance.

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U2 turned to old cohorts Eno and Lanois and practically made ’em auxiliary members.

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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
New West

The eponymous follow-up to Isbell’s brilliant Sirens of the Ditch is probably not what most people expected.

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Future Stars and Small Wonders

Bizzart
Joyful Noise

Bizzart’s fourth is his first with producer Innaspace, and I’m not quite sure whom to give more credit.

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Dark Was The Night

Various Artists
4AD

What would happen if you faced down an army of A-listers all mugging with the same game face?

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Hunter Moon

Spirits of the Red City
Self-released

In a dream-memory, in the surgery tent after Perryville, I take a long, bitter pull from the surgeon’s bottle and am given my belt as a champing bit.