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Living Mirage > Head & Heart

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Tokyo Fan wrote:With all the mentions of The Hold Steady (which I’m unfamiliar with), I’m giving it a listen now. I really like "You’re a Good Kid" and (playing as I write) "Traditional Village."
Glad you’re digging it, Tokyo. Craig Finn’s songwriting is second to none; he employs a variety of techniques that you so rarely find in songwriting: not just recurrent themes but recurrent characters, places, and references that are not merely clever or pointlessly self-referential but rather more like an author who creates a single world around multiple characters across seemingly unrelated texts (think Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County, for example). Give a listen to The Hold Steady’s two best records: 2006’s "Boys and Girls in America" and 2008’s "Stay Positive". They’re among the two greatest rock and roll albums of the 21st century.

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With all the mentions of The Hold Steady (which I’m unfamiliar with), I’m giving it a listen now. I really like "You’re a Good Kid" and (playing as I write) "Traditional Village."

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This is what I Wanted > Lambchop

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Wilco "Ode to Joy." I’ve listened through a couple of times now and have four tracks I like. Most of it puts me to sleep (especially the first four songs). Like: Everyone Hides, White Wooden Cross and a couple of others.

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Sound and Fury > Sturgell Simpson

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wrecking ball operator wrote:
turpentim wrote:The Hold Steady - ‘Thrashing Through the Passion’ (2019)

It’s their best since 2008’s ‘Stay Positive,’ and maybe their best yet. Craig Finn’s writing is certainly as strong as ever, and the return of the horn section and Franz Nicolay on keys has the band firing on all cylinders. My album of the year so far.

Tim in the ATL

Hey, Tim -- Do you dig Craig's solo stuff, too? His new one (earlier this year) is pretty nice.
Much as I do with Jay, I pretty much think that everything Craig does is superb. Yes, ‘I Need a New War’ is fantastic.

Tim in the ATL

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turpentim wrote:The Hold Steady - ‘Thrashing Through the Passion’ (2019)

It’s their best since 2008’s ‘Stay Positive,’ and maybe their best yet. Craig Finn’s writing is certainly as strong as ever, and the return of the horn section and Franz Nicolay on keys has the band firing on all cylinders. My album of the year so far.

Tim in the ATL

Hey, Tim -- Do you dig Craig's solo stuff, too? His new one (earlier this year) is pretty nice.

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The Hold Steady - ‘Thrashing Through the Passion’ (2019)

It’s their best since 2008’s ‘Stay Positive,’ and maybe their best yet. Craig Finn’s writing is certainly as strong as ever, and the return of the horn section and Franz Nicolay on keys has the band firing on all cylinders. My album of the year so far.

Tim in the ATL

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The Berries - Start All Over Again, 2018
Berryland, 2019

https://www.runforcoverrecords.com/artists/the-berries

Classic sound

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barclocksays3am wrote:Image

Really good album.One of the best of the year
Oh! I'll check this out asap. The Long Ryders were one of my favorite bands during the 80s (along with the Waterboys and Los Lobos).

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Really good album.One of the best of the year

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The Pine Box Dwellers. From 2017, I guess, though just stumbled upon them. Very nice.

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Joshua Ray Walker — ‘Wish You Were Here’ ..... It’s a damn fine country record from a very young man. Listen up:

https://youtu.be/mUnCSf7DJ1s

https://youtu.be/wRuKak2m4C0

Tim in the ATL

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