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Steve Earle

Down at the Club provides a rare insight into a period when Steve Earle was at the peak of his popularity. The material also offers the listener an insight into the personal and political messages that his lyrics convey.

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New Sounds: Deers

For Fans of: Vivian Girls, Haim, The Black Lips

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JAWS

JAWS is hard music to concentrate on. Any momentary distraction and the music dissipates into the background; it’s just rather unmemorable.

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alt-J produce a solid, if self-indulgent, sophomore album

While neither the detractors nor those allergic to their vocal sound will be converted, they have still crafted a compelling album; one that makes up for the loss of immediacy and pop sensibility with a lushness of sound that demands and rewards repeat listening.

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U2: Songs of Innocence

Songs of Innocence, to put it simply, feels like commercial drivel straight off the conveyor belt.

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Interpol face a crisis of legacy on fifth album

Innovate and survive; replicate and die. A fitting, if disappointing, legacy for an Interpol album.

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NEW SOUNDS

To give the world a track with potential and not follow it up is indeed a disappointment, but this in no way detracts from the quality of the single itself.

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Ryan Adams brings out the A-List for his self-titled effort

Despite its rocky, upbeat feel, the singer’s melancholic lyrics are present throughout and prove this album to be truly Ryan Adams in name and in spirit.