Joe Henry: The Gospel According To Water [Album Review]
Nov29

Joe Henry: The Gospel According To Water [Album Review]

Joe Henry The Gospel According To Water earMUSIC [2019] Fire Note Says: Joe Henry’s 15th album arises out of a dire diagnosis, with reflections on mortality the befit a celebration of life. Album Review: Joe Henry’s 15th studio album, The Gospel According to Water, is unlike any other record you’ll listen to this year. All but two of the songs were written this year between Valentine’s Day and Father’s Day, after Henry was diagnosed...

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Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]
Nov27

Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]

Paul Orwell SMUT Heavy Soul! Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Sixties influenced London rocker Paul Orwell has returned with his third record SMUT and it is a retro sounding barn burner. It’s loud, it’s brash and it does not take much time hitting any brakes. This carefree delivery by Orwell is his engaging quality and it never matters if his voice is out front or boosted with effect because he always demands your attention. Much like...

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(Sandy) Alex G: House Of Sugar [Album Review]
Nov21

(Sandy) Alex G: House Of Sugar [Album Review]

(Sandy) Alex G House Of Sugar Domino Records [2019] TFN Album Review: It is hard to believe that Alex Giannascoli, aka (Sandy) Alex G, has now released three albums on Domino Records with House of Sugar. The record represents his ninth album overall, which for some artists could be their entire catalog, but at age 26 it still seems like Alex G is only getting started. House of Sugar continues right where his excellent Headphone...

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Ty Segall: Pig Man Lives Volume I [Album Review]
Nov19

Ty Segall: Pig Man Lives Volume I [Album Review]

Ty Segall Pig Man Lives Volume I See Note / Drag City Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Ty Segall has been consistently releasing his style of garage indie rock music since 2007. Pig Man Lives Volume I is his new 4 LP vinyl only release compilation that captures his demos that span from 2007-2017. For fans, this is an oasis of music that captures 47 Ty Segall songs that plays much like a greatest hits album. It also is the perfect...

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Angel Olsen: All Mirrors [Album Review]
Nov14

Angel Olsen: All Mirrors [Album Review]

Angel Olsen All Mirrors Jagjaguwar [2019] TFN Album Review: Angel Olsen has become one of the premiere indie voices over the last several years which was boosted by her TFN Blazing Top 5 record in 2016, My Woman. From this point in time, Olsen has been building momentum and style which has all come together on All Mirrors. This record soars musically and vocally. All Mirrors takes a more introspective look lyrically and it makes sense...

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Jesse Malin: Sunset Kids [Album Review]
Oct29

Jesse Malin: Sunset Kids [Album Review]

Jesse Malin Sunset Kids Wicked Cool / Velvet Elk Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Jesse Malin’s 8th album recalls the best of an earlier era, with help from producer Lucinda Williams, and guest spots from Billie Joe Armstrong and Joseph Arthur. Album Review: Obviously, there’s no actual formula when it comes to writing a great song, no course to teach you “how to write a hit.” Otherwise, everyone would do it. What we do have is large...

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