Music Reviews

by Leigh Marble

 |  No. 22

Come To Where I’m From CD

Reviewed by Leigh Marble

This is one of those albums where the material and the production compliment each other so well it's hard to believe that anyone could dream it up, much less actually get it on tape. Here you get dark...

 |  No. 69

: Make the Road by Walking

reviewed by Leigh Marble

Thomas Brenneck, guitarist for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Amy Winehouse, busts out some sweet lo-fi soul on his debut as the all-instrumental Menahan Street Band. Intricately arranged, with...

 |  No. 21

: Chris Lee CD

reviewed by Leigh Marble

Chris Lee writes songs that are strong, sensual, and sad. He delivers his lines with vowel-bending vocal inflections, somewhat akin to Van Morrison. On this album, produced with Steve Shelley of Sonic...

 |  No. 14

: Fellow Workers CD

reviewed by Leigh Marble

You should check out this album because: 1. It contains stories from a people's history of the United States, stories of strikes and mining towns, that you're unlikely to find anywhere else, and 2. It...

 |  No. 9

: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

reviewed by Leigh Marble

Solidly recorded, exquisitely lyrical folk music from Jeff Mangum, produced in Denver by Robert Schneider (of the Apples in Stereo). Although Jeff still writes all the songs, the arrangements here...