Conjuring loons, polar bears, and an autumn wind with her many flutes, Youngblood blends folk and Native American music in this subtle tonic for hectic times.
Generating a righteous intensity that carries them far beyond teenage rage, this L.A. quintet turns rap metal into protest music--and it really rocks.
With string arrangements as crisp and jolting as a Swedish winter morning, Vasen treads an enchanted territory between classical, folk, and pop.
These Mississippians combine the expansive guitar rock of Crazy Horse with a Southern sensibility in a paean to free rural living that rings honest and true.
The mellow, bluesy buzz is refreshing in an era of attitude-laden alt-rockers, and the free-form songs unfold like dramatic daydreams.
It might flummox some of her fans, but DiFranco takes a turn toward horn-laced soul music, with pleasantly surprising results.