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Real-Time Review: Peter Gabriel / Scratch My Back (Archives, 2010)

First heard and written in the same 53 minutes. Overall, a good purchase, a concept with some potential pitfalls that Gabriel largely avoids. He’s smart to put the emphasis on his voice while also giving it less to compete with (nothing…

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2010 Flashback: Wilco @ The National / Richmond, VA

You just don’t see many, if any, shows where the musical references include Woody Guthrie, the hooks and┬áharmonies of golden-age AM radio, and decidedly uncommercial Lou Reed. Sextet Wilco is equally adept in folky twang, squalls of semi-harnessed noise, and…

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Mose Allison / The Way Of The World (Archives, 2010)

When Mose Allison cut his first record, “autotune” would’ve been a clumsy reference to spark plugs and air filters. While a lot has changed since 1957, the Mississippian’s music has not. The alternately casual and insistent (but always jazzy) piano style, the accentuated…

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