December 2020

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Fleet Foxes Shore album review homepage

Fleet Foxes' New Heart for a Tiring Season

November 23, 2020
Robin Pecknold wrote and produced the band’s fourth studio album, Shore, on his own, using the guitar like a composer to make textured, orchestral songs that uplift.
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Album Spotlight: Yuval Ron’s Somewhere in This Universe, Somebody Hits a Drum

May 3, 2020
This astral prog playground is a wild ride through space and time … signatures. Marco Minnemann provides the backbeats.
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Album Spotlight: Matt Wilson & His Orchestra’s When I Was a Writer

March 29, 2020
The former Trip Shakespeare frontman sings about not being able to return, but he’s done just that with 12 new tunes.
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Bill Frisell’s Melancholic and Divine Harmony

January 8, 2020
A gentle giant of guitar enlists Petra Haden and others to raise the standard for standards.
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PG Editors’ Best Albums of the Year 2019

December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
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Album Spotlight: Jack Barksdale’s Live from Niles City

November 14, 2019
A 12-year-old guitar talent writes and plays songs from the heart.
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Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
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Album Spotlight: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, ‘World Full of Blues’

September 11, 2019
Ripping reso and ferocious flattop for those who like it raw and real.
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Trey Anastasio Unveils New Song “Sunset Days”

August 23, 2019
The acoustic song is taken from the final scene of his acclaimed new feature-length documentary, Between Me and My Mind.
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Jim James and Composer Teddy Abrams Announce 'The Order of Nature'

August 23, 2019
The collaboration puts them alongside the Louisville Orchestra to bring to life unreleased new songs from James, as well as re-imaginings from his solo catalog, the album will be released October 18.
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Ozzy Osbourne Releases Definitive Vinyl Box Set 'See You On The Other Side'

August 23, 2019
The package will include 16 albums (totaling 173 songs), 10 posters, 12 augmented-reality experiences, and an individually-numbered vellum certificate of authenticity personally autographed by the Prince of Darkness.
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Album Spotlight: The Allman Brothers Band: ‘Fillmore West ’71’

August 20, 2019
A pre-Fillmore East set that captures the original band’s improvisational live high-wire act.
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Album Spotlight: Black Midi’s 'Schlagenheim'

May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
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Album Spotlight: Richard Bennett’s 'Ballads in Otherness'

October 29, 2018
Travel through time with this master of twang.
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Davy Knowles: 'Three Miles from Avalon' Full Album Premiere

October 13, 2016
The bluesman goes back to basics with his coalescing live band to capture a raw, late-’60s vintage vibe on his third solo LP.
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Jeff Beck

Album Review: Jeff Beck’s Bigger, Better, Badder "Loud Hailer"

July 12, 2016
The Strat master says he wants to move past “guitar nerd” albums, but his latest effort is still brimming with chops, funky rhythms, and untouchable mystique.
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Best Music of 2015 … and Beyond

December 31, 2015
20 albums that dominated PG’s playlists. Plus, our most-anticipated albums of the New Year.
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Robert Cray '4 Nights of 40 Years Live' Album Premiere

August 20, 2015
The blues guitarist celebrates 40 years in the biz with a jam-packed box set that blends new and old live recordings and video interviews.
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Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
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Ear to the Ground: Sleep's “The Clarity”

September 4, 2014
The doom titans’ first recording in more than 20 years is even more monstrously throbbing than their genre-defining early work.
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