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Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

On the year’s most anticipated album, Montreal’s Arcade Fire lives up to its spellbinding reputation. Weaving horn, string and woodwind arrangements around the vocals of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, the band continues its daring chamber-pop excursions on songs like the dread-filled “Black Wave/Bad Vibrations” and the dreamlike “No Cars Go.” Then there’s the dizzying power of “Intervention,” an ominous hymn complete with pipe organ and choir that’s nothing short of breathtaking.  
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Po’ Girl - Home to You

Think of Po’ Girl as four young women exploring their inner minstrels, summoning weary blues, mountain music and what they call “creaky old jazz songs.” Like the Be Good Tanyas, Po’ Girl’s members are folk-festival sensations, thrilling audiences with their homespun musicianship and backporch harmonies. Here, banjo tunes like “Angels of Grace” could liven up any parlor room, while the fiddle-fuelled “To the Angry Evangelist” has the power to raise church rafters. Undeniable old-world charm.
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Lucinda Williams - West

She excavates emotion with the skill of a seasoned coal miner. Like actress Helen Mirren, Williams digs into subjects like love, loss and redemption with wisdom and a mature sexiness. As usual, her latest has lots of yearning, especially on songs such as “Fancy Funeral” and “Mama You Sweet,” about her mother’s death. There’s plenty of heartache, too, on bluesy country numbers like “Learning How to Live.” But Williams is at her best on “Come On,” an acerbic kiss-off to a former lover that she delivers with rapier-like wit.
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