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Record Bulletin, 12/26: Lana Del Rey and Aretha Franklin

Soul Sisters Although it’s still early and I’ll have many new additions before it’s done, I’ve never felt more confident about a year-end list. My album count is down overall, but it’s very likely I’ll have a longer list this year—with zero second guesses—than any other year. 2014 has been really great for music. LANA DEL REY … Continue reading

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Record Bulletin, 12/15: Peter Matthew Bauer and Walter Martin

Ex-Walkmen With the beloved Brooklyn indie band on an “extreme hiatus,” we’ve seen three of its members release solo albums this year. And initially I’d say it’s good news: between former frontman Hamilton Leithauser’s Black Hours and now Peter Matthew Bauer’s Liberation!, it’s kinda like we got two new Walkmen records in 2014, both superior to 2012’s Heaven, the … Continue reading