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Lucero – Among the Ghosts 2018 marks twenty years together for the Memphis-based Lucero, a group no stranger to making classic record after classic record. That’s why it’s not surprising that
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John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness John Prine’s first album of new material in 13 years is a great place to start with the legend’s career, as it kind of
Hop Along – Bark Off Your Head, Dog Hop Along have been on a tear since the release of their 2012 debut, Get Disowned and came to proper prominence with 2015’s
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The world feels like it’s coming apart at the seams, some new scandal or piece of terrible news hits daily, or sometimes with even more frequency. It takes more effort to
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This year was an extraordinarily strong year for music, so much so that ranking my top 10 favorites was not an easy feat. That said, I included a supplementary 11-20 for some of
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