It’s been 45 years since Chrissie Hynde initially hit her stride with the Pretenders, and she hasn’t slowed down for anybody since.
The Interpreter: Live at Largo (Maximum Sunshine Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull have joined forces as the gorgeously poetic pop group Bad Books, but fill their recent tour setlists with songs from their collective catalogs. Jen Cray enjoys the music, but yearns for an espresso or two.
Goodbye, Killer (Ashmont Records). Review by Sean Slone.
Shame, Shame (Anti-). Review by Sean Slone.
The Sea, The Sea (Self-Released). Review by Andrew Ellis.
Silver Lightning from a Black Sky (Division). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Stars & Curses. Review by Andrew Ellis.
Perhapst (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Wisely (Oglio Records). Review by Linda Tate.
How to Make a Bad Situation Worse? (In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
We Can Create (Mute). Review by Andrew Coulon.
The Drunken Dance of Modern Man in Love (Cutthroat Pop Records/In Music We Trust). Review by Tim Wardyn.
A Collection of Short Stories (Skyeyesea). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The Light Divides (Signature Sounds). Review by Sean Slone.
Nothin’ No (Secretly Canadian). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Syd Matters (V2 Records). Review by Sean Slone.
The Lawlessness of the Ruling Class (Hyrbis). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Friendly Fire (Capitol Records). Review by Matt Parish.
Dewdrops (Livewire). Review by Aaron Shaul.
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