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Thursday, December 21st, 2006

SPIN.com reviews Orphans by Tom Waits!

Tom Waits: Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-) - December 13, 2006 The life and times of the world's most prolific barfly... While Tom Waits' nearly 35-year career can't be segmented neatly (he's just too damned unpredictable), it does have a few distinct stages. On Orphans, the gravelly troubadour constructs …

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Tom Waits' Orphans named #10 album of the year by Rolling Stone!

#10 Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards: The running tale through this collection of fifty songs -- more than half are new recordings -- is the way Waits rummages through roots for inspiration, then bends them to his singular will. Waits still finds magic, waiting for overhaul, in Lead Belly, Jack …

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Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Neko Case makes Rolling Stone's "Top 50 Albums of 2006"

#45 Fox Confessor Brings the Flood: For the country-rock fan who wonders why they don't make them like they used to, Case brings her smoky voice (Emmylou Harris meets Liz Phair), rootsy band (featuring members of Calexico and the Band's Garth Hudson) and cryptic songwriting, as in the scary "Dirty …

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Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Hear the new Youth Group album in full!

The new Youth Group album, Casino Twilight Dogs, is set to drop on 01/30/07 – and you can hear it in full right now! Produced by Wayne Connolly (The Vines, You Am I), and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliot Smith, Guided By Voices), Casino Twilight Dogs is the stellar follow-up …

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Monday, December 18th, 2006

NPR's World Cafe covers Tom Waits' Orphans!

It's difficult to overstate Tom Waits' importance and impact: With a career that spans more than 20 albums, he blends countless musical and theatrical styles, from classic jazz, blues and polka to rock and folk. Held together with his gravelly rasp, his music is instantly recognizable and endlessly compelling. Waits' …

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