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Richard Ashcroft, Natural Rebel album review: Former Verve frontman’s latest solo record fails to put up a fight – The Independent


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Richard Ashcroft, Natural Rebel album review: Former Verve frontman's latest solo record fails to put up a fight
The Independent
“Birds Fly”, meanwhile, features a pleasingly Americana-influenced turn on the guitar until you realise Ashcroft's vocal hook recalls, bizarrely, Cyndi Lauper's “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”. “Surprised by the Joy” could be Ashcroft admiring the view ...

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The Light Is Leaving Us All – Pitchfork


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The Light Is Leaving Us All
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Birds sweetly singing—sometimes literally, as chirps join the usual piano and acoustic guitar backing instrumentation. Absent the coterie of famed guest vocalists that has lately diversified Current 93 albums, we are left with Tibet alone among his ...

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Elle King: Shake The Spirit Review – Paste Magazine


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Elle King: Shake The Spirit Review
Paste Magazine
“Baby Outlaw,” which is (sadly) not about a law-breaking infant, finds her in femme fatale mode, warning off would-be villains with a recitation of her various badass traits, and a healthy measure of slinky guitar wrapped in reverb. “Good Thing Gone ...

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Elle King: Shake The Spirit Review – Paste Magazine


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Elle King: Shake The Spirit Review
Paste Magazine
“Baby Outlaw,” which is (sadly) not about a law-breaking infant, finds her in femme fatale mode, warning off would-be villains with a recitation of her various badass traits, and a healthy measure of slinky guitar wrapped in reverb. “Good Thing Gone ...

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Greta Van Fleet Blasts Toward the Past – New York Times


New York Times

Greta Van Fleet Blasts Toward the Past
New York Times
It all came flashing back, as Joshua Kiszka's voice yowled, swooped, moaned and quavered with every maneuver he could mimic from Robert Plant, while his twin brother, Jacob Kiszka, flung guitar riffs and power chords or wailed in unison with the lead ...

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Ace Frehley ‘Spaceman’ Review – New Album Fires on All Cylinders – Audio Ink Radio


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Ace Frehley 'Spaceman' Review – New Album Fires on All Cylinders
Audio Ink Radio
Review: Ace Frehley shows off his guitar chops on “Spaceman.” Anne Erickson reviews Frehley's third solo album. Ace Frehley is back with his third solo album, “Spaceman,” out Friday (Oct. 19), and this release features the kind of solid songwriting and ...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Peter Bjorn and John play into contrasts on ‘Darker Days’ – RIFF


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ALBUM REVIEW: Peter Bjorn and John play into contrasts on 'Darker Days'
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The syncopated electric guitar riff of “Every Other Night” and the acoustic jangle of “Living The Dream” find common ground over tight, adventurous songwriting. Neither of these songs pushes past what Peter Bjorn and John are already known for, but it ...

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Black Dog in My Path – Pitchfork


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Black Dog in My Path
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The acoustic guitar is not a warm instrument in the hands of Yowler's Maryn Jones. Instead, she uses it to conjure icy, barren settings, never offering the illusion that she's playing in the same room as you. Her voice quiet but piercing, the All Dogs ...

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Certainty Waves – Pitchfork


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Certainty Waves
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“IF” invokes metal through proggy seizures and Long's ability to conjure both a saxophone and aluminum siding with his guitar. While Long has previously used loops to mesmerize, he exploits the minute gaps and flaws inherent in the looping process ...

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Black Dog in My Path – Pitchfork


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Black Dog in My Path
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The acoustic guitar is not a warm instrument in the hands of Yowler's Maryn Jones. Instead, she uses it to conjure icy, barren settings, never offering the illusion that she's playing in the same room as you. Her voice quiet but piercing, the All Dogs ...

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