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No Shame by Lily Allen

6/19/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews an unrepentant new album from Lily Allen.

Duration:00:09:59

God's Favourite Customer by Father John Misty

6/12/2018
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Nick Bollinger listens to the comforting melodies and disquieting meditations of Joshua Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty.

Duration:00:11:08

Run Deep by Deva Mahal

6/5/2018
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Nick Bollinger listens to the international debut of formerly Wellington-based soul singer Deva Mahal.

Duration:00:08:51

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett

5/29/2018
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Three years on from a spectacular debut album, how does Courtney Barnett really feel? Nick Bollinger listens to her latest and offers his conclusions.

Duration:00:09:54

Sassafrass! by Tami Neilson

5/22/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews a brassy, gaudy - and at times surprisingly restrained - set from Tami Neilson.

Duration:00:08:15

The Prodigal Son by Ry Cooder

5/22/2018
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Ry Cooder offers a tonic for trouble times. Nick Bollinger tests the product.

Duration:00:10:54

The Sampler - 22 May 2018

5/22/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the space-lounge excursion of Arctic Monkeys, the country gospel of Ry Cooder and a new album of brass and sass from Tami Neilson.

Duration:00:29:52

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys

5/18/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses the space-lounge excursion of Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys.

Duration:00:10:44

Eczema by Hans Pucket

5/15/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses guitar hooks and notions of romantic quarantine in the songs of Wellington trio Hans Pucket.

Duration:00:08:04

Mother of Gloom by Emily Fairlight

5/15/2018
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Nick Bollinger considers a Texas-tinged set from Wellington singer-songwriter Emily Fairlight.

Duration:00:05:24

Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae

5/8/2018
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Janelle Monae holds the Declaration of Independence to account in a funky and forthright new album. Nick Bollinger discusses.

Duration:00:10:58

Primal Heart by Kimbra

5/1/2018
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Kimbra strives for self-improvement on her third album. Nick Bollinger assesses the results.

Duration:00:07:37

Orquesta Akokan

4/24/2018
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Nick Bollinger discusses a contemporary recording that recalls the golden age of Cuban dance music.

Duration:00:13:36

Shining Day by Delaney Davidson

4/24/2018
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Nick Bollinger reports on the latest recordings of itinerant songster Delaney Davidson.

Duration:00:10:23

Cocoa Sugar by Young Fathers

4/24/2018
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Tony Stamp assesses the latest sounds from Afro-Scottish trio Young Fathers.

Duration:00:09:07

The Sampler - 24 April 2018

4/24/2018
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Nick Bollinger reviews new sets from itinerant troubadour Delaney Davidson and modern day mambo kings Orquesta Akokan, while Tony Stamp digests new sounds from eclectic Afro-Scots trio Young Fathers.

Duration:00:32:58

The Sampler - 17 April 2018

4/17/2018
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This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger discusses the starkly personal document of grief that is the latest album from Mount Errie; a set of Bob Dylan songs held up to soulful scrutiny by Bettye LaVette; and a surprise new track from Mr. Dylan himself.

Duration:00:29:57

Things Have Changed by Bettye LaVette

4/17/2018
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Veteran R&B singer Bettye Lavette holds a dozen Bob Dylan songs up to her soulful scrutiny. Nick Bollinger discusses.

Duration:00:11:25

Now Only by Mount Eerie

4/17/2018
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Last year Phil Elverum, who records as Mount Eerie, released one of the most starkly personal documents of grief ever put on disc. Now there's a sequel. Nick Bollinger listens.

Duration:00:15:14

Sex and Food by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

4/10/2018
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On the fourth album from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ruban Neilson combines dyastopian visions with a complex musical imagination. Nick Bollinger listens.

Duration:00:12:23