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Track review: “Say Fiesta”, Francois Virot

I’ve written a lot about songs in which acoustic guitars are more than acoustic guitars. Think Neutral Milk Hotel, Elliott Smith, “I Summon You” by Spoon. In each case, you don’t picture a person with a guitar, but whatever universe the artist wants you to imagine. [Click here for more]

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Track review: Haley Bonar, “Big Star”

I could listen to Haley Bonar sing anything. It helps that her songs are usually well-crafted, and that the production is meticulous, but for me, it’s all about the voice. It’s light without being weak, airy without being empty. There are years in there, experiences you don’t, and never will, know about. [Click here for […]

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Track review: Immaculate Machine, “Dear Confessor”

Chances are, when you heard the New Pornographers were replacing Neko Case on their tour with Carl Newman’s niece, you said to yourself, “Someone’s taking Neko’s place? And Carl Newman has a niece old enough to sing for the New Pornographers!?” [Click here for more]

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