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Beyond Wine: Album Review of All Mirrors – Angel Olsen

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Neal Martin, Oct 2019

All Mirrors is Angel Olsen’s best album in what has, until now, been a slow-burn career, evolving from her lo-fi roots to a cavernous, lush sound.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Love Will Find A Way - Philip Bailey

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Neal Martin, Sep 2019

“Love Will Find A Way” is a fantastic album that adds to the canon of a deeply impressive body of work.

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Beyond Wine: Crate Digging: Fotheringay by Fotheringay

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Neal Martin, Aug 2019

It is difficult to put my finger on exactly why, but Denny’s voice, her timbre and inflection, makes her sound as if she is singing from centuries back in history, like medieval princess pining from her castle tower to a lost prince.

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Beyond Wine: The David Gilmour Collection

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Antonio Galloni, Aug 2019

David Gilmour and Pink Floyd were a big part of my early musical education. I wore out my copies of “The Dark Side of the Moon” and “The Wall” (it was vinyl back then) in high school learning how to play all the guitar parts note for note. Needless to say, I was deeply intrigued when David Gilmour decided to auction off a large number of his guitars – including the instruments that had given birth to so many Pink Floyd classics – all for charity, further cementing his legacy of philanthropy.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of EP1 and EP2 – Body Type

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Neal Martin, Jul 2019

Quality never dips across these dozen tracks, ensuring that EP1 & EP2 is one of the most satisfying releases this year, restoring your faith in a future for guitar-based pop music even if there is little chance of them challenging Swift, Perry and Sheeran for chart domination.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of ANIMA – Thom Yorke

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Neal Martin, Jul 2019

If, like many, you pray each night that “A Moon Shaped Pool” does not turn out to be Radiohead’s farewell, then take a listen to ANIMA. Despite having already composed numerous works of genius over the years, Yorke’s muse has not left him.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Titanic Rising – Weyes Blood

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Neal Martin, May 2019

This is an album of grandeur, whose grooves can barely contain the lush, dramatic and cinematic sound that sweeps you off your feet.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Serfs Up! – Fat White Family

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Neal Martin, Apr 2019

It is a glorious mess that constitutes the first truly great Fat White Family album. They are easily the most interesting band at the moment. Maybe the only interesting band.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Beware Of The Dogs - Stella Donnelly

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Neal Martin, March 2019

I cannot recommend “Beware Of The Dogs” highly enough. This debut album confirms the major young talent evidenced in “Boys Will Be Boys” in 2017. Go listen. Go think. Go see Donnelly on her current tour.

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Beyond Wine: Album Review of Quiet Signs – Jessica Pratt

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Neal Martin, Feb 2019

Quiet Signs is a late night album, the kind you slip on after the kids have gone to bed. Dim the lights, close your eyes and just wallow in this music.