Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantasti ... More >>
Best known for his work in bands like the Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up, Ian Svenonius has taken his academic-minded persona to television with a show called Soft Focus. On it, Svenonius interviews fellow musicians like Will Oldham and Ian MacKaye. Topics range from vaguely serious discussions o ... More >>