When a virtually unknown band releases a great debut album that ends up on many year end best-of lists like
The Decemberists’ last studio release, 2011’s folky The King Is Dead was a musical departure for the band, far removed
Haley Bonar balances two worlds on Last War as a softer folk singer (probably what her fans know her best
Do you believe in the power of bland folk-rock?
Amen Dunes earns much Love for his aptly titled new album.
He’s a king, he’s a dude, and he writes creepy country-tinged rock songs. Scared yet?
This record’s immense precision and attention to detail make it stand (slightly) above Woods’ contemporaries.
The album’s absolute highlight is “Ten Cents at the Gate”, a neo-gospel gem of glittering joy.