Rediscover: David McComb: Love of Will
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Rediscover: David McComb: Love of Will

Rediscover is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that have flown under the radar…

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Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records, 1991-2011: by Kaitlin Fontana
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Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records, 1991-2011: by Kaitlin Fontana

Oral histories can be notoriously unreliable: they’re entirely at the mercy of its contributors’ sometimes…

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Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself
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Andrew Bird: Break It Yourself

With their shifting arrangements, unexpected mood swings and lyrical tendencies towards darkly humorous, somber or…

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Archers of Loaf: Vee Vee (Reissue)
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Archers of Loaf: Vee Vee (Reissue)

Archers of Loaf were courted by at least one major label in 1995 after the…

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Various Artists: Aimer et Perdre: To Love & To Lose Songs, 1917-1934
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Various Artists: Aimer et Perdre: To Love & To Lose Songs, 1917-1934

Aimer et Perdre: To Love & To Lose Songs, 1917-1934 combines songs from the Carpathian…

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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War: by Tony Horwitz
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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War: by Tony Horwitz

In the span of a few years between 1856 and 1859, the abolitionist John Brown…

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Mark Lanegan Band: Blues Funeral
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Mark Lanegan Band: Blues Funeral

As its name suggests, Blues Funeral is a grave album, loaded with references to death,…

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There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America: by Philip Dray
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There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America: by Philip Dray

Taking its name from a song by writer, IWW activist and labor martyr Joe Hill,…

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Various Artists: Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International
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Various Artists: Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International

There’s a saying that “nobody sings Dylan like Dylan,” a durable phrase that’s been borrowed…

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Paul Brill: Breezy
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Paul Brill: Breezy

The single biggest flaw to Breezy, the latest effort from composer/songwriter Paul Brill, is that…

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