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Album Review: A Dotted Line by Nickel Creek

April 5, 2021

This week’s review is of the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek’s A Dotted Line. It’s the sixth studio album from the trio and it marked the 25th anniversary of the band. They're a big name in...

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Album Review: The Stranger by Billy Joel

March 29, 2021

The Stranger by Billy Joel is the fifth studio album of his and the best selling, non-compilation album he’s ever produced. It sold over 10 million copies worldwide and it possibly saved Joel from being...

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Album review: Montgomery Ricky by Ricky Montgomery

March 22, 2021

Ricky Montgomery’s Montgomery Ricky (trying saying that ten times) is the first full-length album by the formerly moderately-successful Vine.. person. The L.A. based indie-pop artist has produced music...

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Album Review: American Idiot by Green Day

March 15, 2021

This week on “Zain Review’s Of Any Ol’ Album That Comes to Mind”, we’re looking at the immensely popular American Idiot by Green Day. This album holds a pretty sentimental place for me as it...

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Album Review: Alma by The Charities

March 8, 2021

The Charities are a motley crew of Motown-inspired garage rockers. That last part is literal. They record out of a converted garage space in California. We’re taking a look at their project titled Alma...

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Album Review: Life and Times by Jim Croce

March 1, 2021

Life and Times is the second of the late Jim Croce’s three albums. It features his signature balance of jaunty barroom tunes and tender ballads that his three albums all featured. In all of his albums,...

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Staff Pick Album Review: Charleston, SC 1966 by Darius Rucker

February 22, 2021

Charleston, SC 1966 is the third studio album of Darius Rucker’s solo career, and the second decidedly country album of his. It has some tracks that went over well on the radio due to their adherence...

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Album review: Destiny by The Jacksons

February 15, 2021

Destiny is the thirteenth album released by the Jackson 5, or the third to be released by the Jacksons. They had to change their name after they left Motown records and went to Epic. This album influenced...

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Staff Pick album review for Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

February 8, 2021

Duke Ellington and John Coltrane is the rather straight-forwardly named 1963 album born from a completely instrumental recording session between the two titular artists and a few members from both of their...

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Track-by-track review of Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats self-titled album

February 1, 2021

Pull up a chair and pour yourself something strong because Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweat’s first album of the same name is a jaunty set at a modern day saloon. The band’s titular lead, Nathaniel...

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Track-by-track review of Free Yourself Up by Lake Street Dive

January 25, 2021

Lake Street Dive is a soulful jazz/americana/pop/rock/R&B troupe and they’re exploring relationships from a mostly female perspective in their sixth studio album, Free Yourself Up. They're a multi-genre...

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