The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2018
Dec17

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2018

#50 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City Records [2018] It wouldn’t be a good year if there were not plenty of Ty Segall records to spin. Joy brought back Segall’s buddy Tim Presley of White Fence for a sophomore collaboration. It has been six years since their 2012 debut and it feels like tons of water under the bridge but Joy captured the two talented artists once again delivering their own brand of indie rock that...

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Jeff Tweedy: WARM [Album Review]
Dec14

Jeff Tweedy: WARM [Album Review]

Jeff Tweedy WARM dBpm Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Jeff Tweedy, of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, delivers a singer/songwriter solo turn that touches base with his roots rock/alt country origins. Album Review: One of the factors that attracts us to a certain writer, artist or musician is an ineffable sense that they have something in common with us, a connection, an empathetic understanding. When an artist is described as an “everyman,”...

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The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships [Album Review]
Dec12

The 1975: A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships [Album Review]

The 1975 A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships Interscope Records [2018] Fire Note Says: Third album from The 1975 delivers more great pop melodies, with an undercurrent of loneliness and addiction… so it’s a party! Album Review: The 1975’s lead singer Matt Healy gets right to the point in “Give Yourself a Try,” the opening track of the band’s new album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships: “What would you say to your...

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Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers Tour [Concert Review]
Dec11

Richard Thompson – 13 Rivers Tour [Concert Review]

Richard Thompson; Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY – Thursday, December 6, 2018 Thursday night’s performance by Richard Thompson and his trio would have been a revelation, if I hadn’t come in with such high expectations. But having seen Thompson back in the early 90’s when major label tour support was still a thing, and he was carrying a full band, often including his son Teddy and the not related but longtime friend Danny...

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2018: Writer Edition
Dec10

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2018: Writer Edition

The Fire Note would not be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! Our official year end Top 50 is coming soon but clearly everyone has different tastes and ideas when naming the best album released in 2018. Thanks again to all our...

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Amanda Shires: To The Sunset [Album Review]
Dec07

Amanda Shires: To The Sunset [Album Review]

Amanda Shires To The Sunset Silver Knife [2018] Fire Note Says: Amanda Shires’ may be best known as Jason Isbell’s wife and violinist in The 400 Unit, but on her 7th solo album she expresses her own poetic voice. Album Review: In her version of a “getting dumped” song, Amanda Shires’s heroine realizes that she’s “rock ‘n’ roll, and you’re… golf.” She’s not going to be the one getting dumped in “Break Out the Champagne,” so she sings,...

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