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What Is Bon Iver Singing About?

It’s no accident that the digital download for Bon Iver’s latest album includes a full lyric sheet. Owen Milbury dares you to sit down with this album, follow along with the lyrics, and then tell him what it’s “about.” But there is something there.

Weird Music: Last Summer and Whokill

In terms of music, sometimes “weird” is just another word for unfamiliar or new. But it can also describe an inventive, adventurous push into music that is challenging and difficult and rewarding. Let’s check out Eleanor Friedberger and Merrill Garbus.

EMA’s Past Life Martyred Saints: Best Record of 2011?

Great albums aren’t always easy. EMA’s Past Life Martyred Saints is great, and difficult — even grueling at times. And J Freitag cannot recommend it more highly. So which song on this new record “kicks so much ass?” Come find out in his review.

The Best Albums of 2011 (So Far): Part II

It’s never too early to have “the talk” — you know, what albums out there are worth your time? Now that Q1 is finished, our Liner Notes vets break down the best of the year so far and discuss what you should pick up if you haven’t already.

The Best Albums of 2011 (So Far): Part I

It’s never too early to have “the talk” — you know, what albums out there are worth your time? Now that Q1 is finished, our Liner Notes vets break down the best of the year so far and discuss what you should pick up if you haven’t already.