Posts By Sam Sodomsky

Kurt Vile: Bottle It In

The ranging album from the Philadelphia songwriter adopts a drifting mind as its emotional compass. There’s no rush to get where he’s going, and he rarely checks to see if you’re still following along.

Tom Petty: An American Treasure

This big box set marks the first posthumous release from the Petty estate and finds new meaning both through songs we thought we knew and necessary obscurities.

Tom Petty: An American Treasure

This big box set marks the first posthumous release from the Petty estate and finds new meaning both through songs we thought we knew and necessary obscurities.

Richard Swift: The Hex

On the final and best album from the acclaimed producer and overlooked singer/songwriter, a new intensity and urgency line even the most upbeat songs.

Catherine Riberio + Alpes: N°2/Âme Debout/Paix

Beauty and chaos intermingle in these early-1970s touchstones of avant-garde folk. The French-Portuguese singer’s unearthly voice and searching lyrics made them cult classics.

The Lemon Twigs: Go to School

Recorded in their parents’ basement, the second album by Long Island brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario is a musical about a monkey that features Todd Rundgren as the primate’s father.

Teenage Fanclub: Bandwagonesque / Thirteen / Grand Prix / Songs from Northern Britain / Howdy!

These vinyl reissues of the Scottish power-pop luminaries’ outstanding Creation Records output showcase a band whose music captures the feeling of living with the music you love.

Nathan Salsburg: Third

The guitarist’s latest album features almost nothing but the sweet sounds of his instrument. You’ll know within its opening notes whether this music is for you—and if it is, you’ll feel instantly at home.