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Rob O'Connor Posted: Jan 24, 2007 0 comments
The Sweet Escape Interscope
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With five producers spread among 12 tracks, Gwen Stefani looked to diversify on <
Rob O'Connor Posted: Jan 27, 2008 0 comments
Better Dreams Appleseed
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No matter what the situation, Maura Kennedy's sweetly parsed vo

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jul 05, 2006 0 comments
Goodbye Alice in Wonderland Atlantic
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Jewel's attempt to recast herself as a dance-pop diva with 2003
Rob O'Connor Posted: Dec 03, 2007 0 comments
Cease to Begin Sub Pop
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By turning down the reverb, punching up the melodies, saying goodbye to co-fou

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jan 07, 2010 0 comments
Embryonic (Warner Bros.)
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Wayne Coyne envisioned Embryonic as an old-fashioned double album whose 70 minutes would meande

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jan 14, 2006 0 comments
The Magic Numbers Capitol
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Is it the sound of the Strokes hitting the sandbox or Belle & Sebastian getti
Rob O'Connor Posted: Apr 28, 2011 0 comments

Hard Bargain features the trio of Emmylou Harris, producer Jay Joyce, and multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves alone in the studio. However, this isn’t a rustic, back-to-basics album. Rather, it has a pleasantly lush sound, made with the complete understanding that people come to hear Harris sing.

Rob O'Connor Posted: Jul 15, 2007 0 comments

Rob O'Connor Posted: Mar 10, 2009 0 comments
Attack/Lost Highway
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Okay, one of the labels involved with releasing this new Morrissey album is the alt-country leader Lost Highway,