MUSIC REVIEWS

Gorazde “The Fury of Lullabies” (LP)

Embracing conventionality in any manner is essentially taking the easy way out in any genre these days, but few prove this notion true quite as emphatically as Gorazde does in The Fury of Lullabies. Comprised of noisy bastions of industrial and death rock in “Diadem,” “Incubavit,” “Dead Hand Path,” and “Kiss …

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Skip Martin “People Get Ready” (SINGLE)

“People Get Ready” isn’t a new song, but when you listen to the Skip Martin collaboration out now that is benefiting the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – a sense of anew and contentment fills the air. Grammy winning singer and musician, Martin, holds court amongst a who’s who of …

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Annette Adler “Color My World “ (LP)

Color My World from folk/country singer and songwriter Annette Adler is full of lush harmonies and riveting lyrics. Playing on her penchant for, well, colorful words, Adler’s angelic voice elevates the hues and honey-dipped melodies in this sing-along, reflective album. If you’re a fan of traditional country, these songs check several boxes. If you’re also …

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Talitha Jae “Spilt T” (EP)

Talitha Jae, an Australian singer/songwriter, has just released a delightful debut EP, “Spilt T.” With her lovely inviting voice and soft bluesy indie folk sound, Talitha Jae has created a highly listenable little bundle of songs that lead the listener through the good and bad parts of love and romance. …

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Monsieur JOB Releases Fully Loaded Album

Wasting not one second getting into the lusty beats that will soon shape the narrative for not one but twenty-five of the best songs in their discography, Monsieur Job start up Música Para Mi Madre ready to crush the competition in “Capri.” The rhythm is big and smothering in certain spots, but …

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James Raftery “Tornado” (LP)

James Raftery is loath to let a good song go to waste. He refined and recorded the nine song collection Tornado during the pandemic-prompted lockdown, but the songs first came to life during the writing for 2017’s Everything. These piano-inspired ballads strip away any self-indulgent gloss in favor of functional stylistic flourishes and a thorough …

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Badgertrap “Hope Springs Eternal” (LP)

Badgertrap’s latest album release Hope Springs Eternal is the latest collection from Hal Camplin. The Bristol, UK native plays unique yet oddly familiar punk-inspired material but there’s a surprising idiosyncratic edge distinguishing his songs as well. It’s the project’s sixth album since Camplin first debuted in 2009. The rapid and continuing evolution …

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