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No creaks on this fine live album!

Advantages: Exuberant, superb playing, fine songs and great tunes
Disadvantages: More "feel" of a live album could have been included when edited

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2mennycds 29.10.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Walnut Creek (Live Recording) - Dave Swarbrick

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"The Works" - it really is!

Advantages: Instrumentals and songs, uplifting, quality playing, singing and guests
Disadvantages: None

This album is a compilation of songs and tunes from some of their other albums. It was the first one of theirs that I bought, having come across Jon Boden through Fay Hield’s albums. With respect, compilation albums can be a bit of a cop-out in the music ...

2mennycds 26.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Works - Spiers & Boden

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Samantha Crain describes life in Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

Advantages: A great thinking album
Disadvantages: None for me

...While I often preference loud bouncy music, I do have a soft spot for intensively sad narratives about the human condition; lyrics are often important to me. Native American “Oakie” Samantha Crain’s latest album, the 2015 released Under Branch & Thorn & T ...

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Review of Under Branch & Thorn & Tree - Samantha Crain

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But I don't see how I can fix it in a swimsuit on a stage!

Advantages: Kacey Musgraves
Disadvantages: The "last" track

Kacey Musgraves Kacey is a 26-year-old country and western singer from Texas who released 5 albums herself before being signed by Mercury Nashville and releasing her first album Same Trailer, Different Park in 2013. I was first introduced to Musgraves ...

PerpetualMotion 27.07.2015 · Read full review
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Musgraves? Must Have!

Advantages: A lot of fun lyrics, which shows Musgraves can entertain as well as sing
Disadvantages: Couple of slightly weaker down-tempo moments

One of the advantages to getting old is that I can no longer handle the music on Radio 1 and get easily irritated with the constant repetition of songs I’ve been listening to for years on Heart. This led me to Radio 2, a station that seems to be a huge s ...

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