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Album Review: James Jackson Toth – Waiting In Vain

August 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Alt-country, Best of 2008, Folk/Acoustic, MP3s, Music, Pop/Rock

Jackson Toth waves his Wooden Wand goodbye? 8/10 FIRST PUBLISHED AT THE LINE OF BEST FIT: Previously leader of the New York-based experimental jazz-folk collective Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice, James Jackson Toth’s solo debut is a lush take on alt-country informed by blues, soul and, occasionally, punk. Whereas Wooden Hand … was very […]

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Richard Hawley – Lady’s Bridge

September 9th, 2007 · No Comments · Alt-country, Best of 2007, Folk/Acoustic, MP3s, Music, Pop/Rock

‘Roll River Roll’ 8/10 Richard Hawley’s latest album is embued with the same romantic retro ambience as his previous ventures. The former Pulp guitarist turned baritone crooner gives a masterclass in classic pop nostalgia, pitting his melancholy Roy Orbison-cum-Scott Walker vocals against beautifully arranged compositions. Whereas he has garnered some criticism for playing it too […]

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