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My Favorite Albums of 2020

Nine months of lockdown or semi-lockdown. COVID-19 ravaging the globe. Isolation, disconnection, economic crises. The months leading up to the election. The election. Post-election. 2020 was filled with unique challenges as well as magnified versions of the challenges we already faced. Through it all, art offered and offers a complement, a metaphor, solace, attunement, guidance, …

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Cable Ties Offers an Audacious Second Set

On their 2017 self-titled debut, Cable Ties showcased a mix of spirited riffs and rhythms, hook-filled melodies, and expressive vocals, alternating between tense restraint and cathartic abandon. The Australian band’s new/second release Far Enough shows the trio expanding their musical scope, featuring infectious jams, torqued vocal deliveries, and lyrics that address such ineluctable issues as …

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