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When it comes to year end lists, few folk albums stand a chance. Between the world-altering power of a hip-hop/soul/jazz fusion record like Kendrick Lamar's, the star-making ascent of Grimes with Art Angels, or even Adele's fourth quarter record breaking feat 25, where will we find room for quietly strummed acoustic guitar and shivery harmonies? Here. We will find room here, on a list devoted specifically to the genre. This year was jam-packed with...
No, Adele's new song isn't a cover of my favorite song track off Sam's Town. Nope, that's "When You Were Young," and her second single off 25 is called "When We Were Young." It's a -- wait for it -- heartbreaking ballad about running into someone you used to love and discovering you still have feelings for them. Sorry, but it is nowhere near the realm of "Hello," which is weird because Tobias Jesso...
And then, just like that, CMJ 2015 was gone. From early afternoon last Tuesday, deep into last night, bands from all over the world, collectively numbering in the low four-digits, dominated most of Brooklyn, and shit, much of Manhattan too. As always, it's impossible to master but easy to participate in to some degree, even if you wandered into your local bar like normal only to find some band standing there. To the festival's credit,...

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