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Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free
Jul 22, 2015 | by | No Comments | Read →

Jason Isbell returns with Something More Than Free, a subtler, more human-scaled record than his breakthrough Southeastern. Its pleasures might not be...


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  • The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses
    The Dream Syndicate
    The Days of Wine and Roses

    Rock music, as we’ve come to appreciate it here in the 21st century, is defined by the guitar. The backbeat remains vital, but the guitar is the genre’s foundational...

  • Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, July 17–19
    Pitchfork Music Festival
    Chicago, July 17–19

    This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival was, as usual and as it should be, a mixed bag of adventure, professionalism, and grand aspirations. Here are some of the highlights...

  • Heartless Bastards The Restless Ones
    Heartless Bastards
    The Restless Ones

    Listening to the Heartless Bastards’ newest, The Restless Ones, is a frustrating experience. You get to hear a ton of talent and even more chops put to work...

  • White Reaper White Reaper Does It Again
    White Reaper
    White Reaper Does It Again

    The debut from White Reaper probably should slay harder than it actually does. The album art for White Reaper Does It Again looks like a snapshot from some...


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Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell returns with Something More Than Free, a subtler, more human-scaled record than his breakthrough Southeastern. Its pleasures might not be...

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