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Mixing and matching with Ed Sheeran

Eclectic shock
Judging by outward appearances, Ed Sheeran is not your typical pop sensation.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  April 13, 2012


The All-American Rejects | Kids In The Street

The All-American Rejects began life as an emo-scarred keyboard-pop band and gradually smoothed out their rough edges (or, rather, gave in to their '70s and '80s rock tendencies) on earworms such as "Gives You Hell" and "Move Along."
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  April 03, 2012


Delta Spirit | Delta Spirit

Rounder (2012)
The characters in Delta Spirit's songs— wistful daydreamers, hopeless romantics, and clear-eyed pragmatists alike— are as rich and complex as the music.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  March 13, 2012


Still an angry mob, Kaiser Chiefs get creative

Rock rebellion
Last summer, British pop veterans Kaiser Chiefs came up with a novel way to self-release their fourth full-length, The Future Is Medieval .
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  February 28, 2012


Kathleen Edwards | Voyageur

Zoe/Rounder (2011) 
It's unfair, even sexist, to assume the expanded sonic palette of Kathleen Edwards's fourth album, Voyageur, is due to the presence of Justin Vernon.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  January 17, 2012


Anthony Green settles into a comfort zone

Survival rate
It's just before Christmas, and Anthony Green, his wife Meredith, and their one-year-old son, James, are gearing up to indulge in some holiday cheer: hot apple cider, gingerbread house displays, quality time with Green's parents — and a 9 pm bedtime.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  January 10, 2012

O'Brother - Garden Window review

O'Brother | Garden Window

Triple Crown/Favorite Gentlemen (2011)
O'Brother's bio for their debut album, Garden Window, reads in part: "Native American tradition believed taking a picture of someone also took a piece of their soul. O'Brother views this album in the same vein. It captures a piece of them at a time in their lives that they will never get back."
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  January 10, 2012

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones | The Magic of Youth

Big Rig (2011)
Earlier this year, VH1 compiled a list of their "40 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '90s."
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  December 14, 2011


Taking an emotional shine to City And Colour

Bright lights
When Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire announced in August that they were disbanding, Dallas Green should have been relieved.
By: ANNIE ZALESKI  |  November 29, 2011
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