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Leahy - Lakefield

Think of the new Leahy as a cross between those other sibling acts, the Rankins and Ireland’s the Corrs. While still steeped in Celtic fiddle music, the nine Leahy brothers and sisters from rural Ontario have clearly benefited from touring with country-pop diva Shania Twain. The group’s second album, produced by Nigel Green (the engineer of projects by Shania’s hubby, Mutt Lange), has a polished pop edge. And the once strictly instrumental and stepdancing group now features vocals from the five Leahy girls.
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Stone Temple Pilots - Shangri-La Dee Da

The drug misadventures of frontman Scott Weiland have wreaked havoc on the life of this hard-rocking SoCal outfit. Weiland’s heroin habit and continual arrests have led to uneven solo albums and side projects and created uncertainty about the future of this once top-selling band. Longtime producer Brendan O’Brien is at the helm again, for what could be the group’s make-or-break album.
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Various Artists - Not the Same Old Blues Crap II

Its artists may not have the same currency as other labels’ rosters, but Fat Possum Records boasts the genuine article when it comes to raw, unadulterated Mississippi blues. Musicians like R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and T-Model Ford play the primitive, gutbucket music of country house parties and southern juke joints. Crude, yes, but dangerous and electrifying enough to give the most jaded listener shivers.
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