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Part-Time Audiophile’s favorite albums of 2017

By | December 31st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

2017-Picks-Featured

Simply the best… of 2017

You’ll note that we’re not calling this the Best Albums of 2017. There are plenty of those lists out there, and they are pretty much dominated by this year’s critical darlings with some heavily promoted mainstream names thrown in. Instead of repeating that, Part-Time Audiophile asked its writers to share their favorite releases.

Some of our recommendations indeed may show up on a few of the other rankings, but many are farther off the beaten path.… Read the full article

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Tinariwen’s Elwan on LP

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Positive Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Tinariwen

Tinariwen, Elwan

(ANTI- 87467-1, 2-LP set $19.98 through Amazon)

Reviewing contemporary music is often merely a matter of describing a hybrid. “Their music is a cross between Gwar and the first three Partridge Family LPs.” “This latest album blends grindcore and dubstep with Texas swing.” You can communicate the essence of a performer by mentioning two or more decidedly different types of music and probably manage to get the idea across to your reader through mere words.

Well, try this hybrid out for size: Mississippi Delta blues and Tuareg folk music from Mali.… Read the full article

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