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Out of the Box Album of the Week with Paul Shugrue

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All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.

All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.

Location:

Norfolk, VA

Description:

All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.

Twitter:

@WHRO

Language:

English

Contact:

5200 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23508 757-889-9400


Episodes

SOAK

5/23/2022
The band's Bridie Monds-Watson let it be known publicly that they are non-binary and that revelation informs the subject matter of their third album “If I Never Know You Like This Again”

Duration:00:04:23

Arcade Fire

5/9/2022
“WE” perfectly captures the mixture of emotions going through and coming out of the pandemic.

Duration:00:04:16

Suburban Key Party

5/2/2022
The Va. Beach band's fourth album “Darkness and Rainbows” is a combination of the layered guitar work of guitarist/singer Tom Southern and his sophisticated, original songs.

Duration:00:04:13

Old Crow Medicine Show

4/25/2022
“Paint This Town” continues their exuberance for Americana Music.

Duration:00:05:15

Kurt Vile

4/18/2022
“watch my moves” is his 8th solo album of what he calls “fried pop” music.

Duration:00:03:54

Calexico

4/11/2022
“El Mirador” is a joyful celebration of all good things in life, including the Latin influences of their work.

Duration:00:03:17

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway

4/4/2022
“Crooked Tree” is her fourth album in five years, but its the most definitive and consistent release in her young career.

Duration:00:04:27

Ray Wylie Hubbard

3/21/2022
“Costarring Too” is the followup to his 2020 collection of collaborations and features an even more impressive lineup of guest musicians.

Duration:00:04:44

The Districts

3/14/2022
On their fifth album, “Great American Painting” their previous experiments have come to fruition.

Duration:00:04:11

Band of Horses

3/7/2022
“Things Are Great” is a back to basics album from a band relying on the strengths that have made them special from the beginning.

Duration:00:04:03

Tears for Fears

2/28/2022
"The Tipping Point", their first album in 18 years, is a glorious return to form.

Duration:00:04:14

Hurray For The Riff Raff

2/21/2022
Ever since their breakthrough album in 2014, the artist behind the band, Alynda Segarra has been distancing herself from it’s Americana sound. “Life on Earth” continues that evolution

Duration:00:04:12

Spoon

2/14/2022
One of the most reliable bands in rock and roll continues that dependability on their tenth album “Lucifer on the Sofa.”

Duration:00:04:02

Mitski

2/7/2022
Mitski’s new album "Laurel Hell" warns of the pitfalls that are inherent in the pursuit of love.

Duration:00:04:12

Eric Gales

1/31/2022
"Crown" is a modern blues showcase that is equal parts soul, funk and blues.

Duration:00:04:47

Aoife O'Donovan

1/24/2022
The pandemic caused the long-time folkie to create her new album "Age of Apathy" alone and then virtually collaborate on the arrangements and instrumentation. Not surprisingly the result is a much more intimate set of songs.

Duration:00:04:03

The Lumineers

1/18/2022
“Brightside” is a more stripped down version of their sound but no less optimistic.

Duration:00:02:50

Courtney Barnett

11/15/2021
The Australian singer’s “Things Take Time, Take Time” is gentler than her first two, out of necessity. Her more bombastic tendencies are muted by the pandemic.

Duration:00:03:59

Nathaniel Ratelilff & the Night Sweats

11/8/2021
“The Future” is a perfect fusing of the boisterous fervor of his work with the backing band and his more introspective songs from his solo recordings.

Duration:00:04:07

The War On Drugs

11/1/2021
The Philly band’s newest "I Don't Live Here Anymore" is a complex balancing act between anthemic rock and experimental successes.

Duration:00:05:17