Edd Hurt

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  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Indigenous's Chasing the Sun sounds like an old-fashioned blues record; the spirit of 1969 hangs over every guitar solo, drum beat, and vocal. Frontman Mato Nanji's vocals are somewhere between frantic and detached, and "Out of Nowhere" never rela...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Producer Don Was gives Jessi Colter's Out of the Ashes a gratifyingly dry post-Willie Mitchell groove, and Colter boasts pop moves. The cover of Bob Dylan's "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" contextualizes this female outlaw, while her own "Starman" bear...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Big Shiny Cars is an intelligent, glossy update of classic country-rock. As on the 2002 major-label debut, Pinmonkey, the band splits the difference between country and something a bit more akin to the Americana of Los Lobos. Michael Reynolds's te...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    As Sergio Mendes's Timeless demonstrates, the songwriting of Brazilian masters like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell, and Jorge Ben is like architecture that retains its beauty under the weight of any addition. So while Black Eyed Peas producer ...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Hank Williams's grandson has a problem with Nashville. His two-disc Straight to Hell swipes at "pop country," guys who "write those hit songs down at PolyGram," and women who need "more dick down on Music Row." And that's not even counting Hank II...