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“DD Review: Wonderhills – Wonderhills.”

Score: 7.5/10 . I found out about the Wonderhills, a “five-piece acoustic outfit” [1] which calls themselves “pop” but doesn’t seem to have a single digital rudiment to their music, because they were doing a show or three with my beloved northern-Indiana Matchsellers (the equally bluegrass-oriented, whereas the Wonderhills hail from “Southern Indiana”). Right away […]

“DD Review: Dale Crover – The Fickle Finger of Fate.”

Score: 6.5/10 . No Wikipedia page yet exists in dedication to the debut solo album of the Melvins drummer, but from the Rolling Stone interview (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/melvins-drummer-dale-crover-on-his-debut-solo-album-w485159), one can assume with some pomposity that Crover actually plays all the instruments on the album (guitar, bass, sporadic synth and of course drums), somewhat like Stevie Wonder used […]

“DD Review: Laura Marling – Semper Femina.”

Score: 9.5/10 . As any reader of this site will observe, I’ve been on a huge “influences” kick lately — basically allotting value per a system similar to the ethic given in Cadence Weapon’s slogan that in good music “The influences peel off like stickers on a notebook.” Well, it’s the really good music that […]