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quick take : Jessica Lea Mayfield : Tell Me

17 Mar 2011 · No Comments

An expansive approach to arranging makes for an engaging, varied listen. Mostly this is moody rock with lots of reverb-laden guitar and trace elements of folk and country, but it throws some nice curves: “Somewhere In Your Heart” has an unruly guitar break worthy of Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb at his skronkiest; “Grown Man” [...]

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Tags: 2011 · Country · Nonesuch · Rock · acoustic · m · quick take

quick take : Drive-By Truckers : Go-Go Boots

10 Mar 2011 · 1 Comment

The name put me off Patterson Hood’s potent country rock outfit for years (the “drive-by” part, not the “trucker” part), but I’ve since realized the error of my ways and I’m making up for lost time. They offer sharply observed character songs (often with a noirish spin), passionate vocals and performances that have me rooting [...]

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Tags: 2011 · Country · Play It Again Sam · Rock · d · quick take