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Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates
Sounds Like: Hall & Oates might be iffy territory for Philly folk, but this bedroom lounge duo has taken our boys’ oeuvre to a new and exciting place.
Free Association: Seriously, this is one of the most brilliant things we’ve heard in a while.
For Fans Of: “Rich Girl,” “Sara Smile,” “Private Eyes.”
Sounds Like: The J. Geils frontman digs deep for a southern folk record with brilliant duets: Shelby Lynne, Neko Case, Merle Haggard.
Free Association: Who knew a Bronx native could be so downhome and countrified?
For Fans Of: The Stones, Neil Young, modern folk.
A Book of Songs for Anne Marie
For Fans Of: Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, B-52’s, Empire of the Sun...
Hostage Calm is cool with the chaos