Review: Haley Heynderickx — ‘I Need to Start a Garden’

On I Need to Start a Garden, Heynderickx landscapes a well-intended collection of songs with an impeccable ear for nuance and discovery. Her intuitive prose blooms around a gorgeous partner in sound. Whether heard as spring’s buds peek or near autumn’s gasp for chlorophyll, Heynderickx has summoned it all with a cyclical lure.

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Review: Damien Jurado — ‘The Horizon Just Laughed’

After more than a dozen great to brilliant albums, Jurado effortlessly notches the wood with another grand statement. Ponder the achievement. Damien Jurado earned his keep long ago. He’s part of a small list of songwriters in their third decade making powerful art and with Horizon’s sound and lyrical architecture, climbing in familiar yet clean-slated ways, the view is revelatory and confirming.

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