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Not Forgotten: Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding

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Classic Compilation: Uncle Tupelo – 89/93: An Anthology

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Not Forgotten: Wilco – Kicking Television: Live in Chicago

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Building up on the career of an accomplished artist, Ignorance is no doubt one of the first “headline” albums of 2021. Full of lush and classy orchestrations, the album exudes music craftsmanship throughout its canonical ten tracks, evoking smoky, nocturnal, slightly alcoholic, Closing Time soulscapes. Following 4 years after the last installment in Tamara Lindelof’s …

A first suprise for 2021 from a Vancouver-based indie-folk-rock project

Holly Macve

Brighton based singer songwriter Holly Macve has revealed the video for “Be My Friend”. A blend of country dream-pop, complete with slide guitar, with Macve’s wistful delivery over the top. A little reminiscent of singers such as Neko Case or Caitlin Rose, it’s a late night saloon bar sound that somehow matches a sugar sweet …

Westberg, aka husband and wife duo Ariel Westberg and multi-platinum pop/electronic producer Scott Bruzenak, are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming EP, Boomer Studies, and we’re delighted to premiere it in full right here on Backseat Mafia. Of the EP, the pair say “This is our mid-life crisis EP about being Gen X …

Matt Berry’s debut album on Acid Jazz, Witchazel, included prog gems and a McCartney-featuring track; since then he’s released well-received albums like The Small Hours and Television Themes. New album Phantom Birds is no different to previous marvels, confounding expectations once more. This sees a simpler sound, with Berry accompanied only by pedal steel guitarist …

Music changed forever in 1967, primarily because in the wake of Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, it was firmly established that the long player had finally wrestled the mantle of definitive medium for rock and roll statements from the single format. Sure, it was already in the pipeline anyway, as acts like Pink Floyd …

Not being a huge fan of country music, or even the more recent alt-country movement, I originally approached 89/93: An Anthology with a little trepidation. I didn’t actually know much about Uncle Tupelo previous to purchasing this compilation, other than the two main players would later go their separate ways and go on to form …

The live double album was considered heavyweight currency back in the 1970s. In an era when using extended guitar duals and a drum solo to expand a zippy four minute studio based rock work out into a multi-layered live epic was not frowned upon, the live rock experience could rarely be contained on just the …