Best Of 2021: Singer/Songwriter

Best Of 2021: Singer/Songwriter

MAGNET’s Hobart Rowland picks the best singer/songwriter releases of the year 1) Neal Francis In Plain Sight (ATO)2) Sierra Ferrell Long Time Coming (Rounder)3) James
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Best Of 2021: Punk

Best Of 2021: Punk

Photo for MAGNET by Chris Sikich MAGNET’s Tim Stegall picks the best punk releases of the year 1) Amyl And
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Best Of 2021: World Music

Best Of 2021: World Music

MAGNET’s j. poet picks the best world-music releases of the year 1) Bobi Céspedes Mujer y Cantante (self-released)2) Rubén Blades
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Normal History Vol. 664: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 664: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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Best Of 2021: Hip Hop

Best Of 2021: Hip Hop

MAGNET’s Corey duBrowa picks the best hip-hop releases of the year 1) The Alchemist This Thing Of Ours (ALC)2) Madlib
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Best Of 2021: Metal

Best Of 2021: Metal

MAGNET’s Andrew Earles picks the best metal releases of the year 1) Midwife Luminol (The Flenser)2) Darkthrone Eternal Hails…… (Peaceville)3)
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Best Of 2021: Indie Roots

Best Of 2021: Indie Roots

MAGNET’s Devon Leger picks the best indie-roots releases of the year 1) John R. Miller Depreciated (Rounder)2) Fawn Wood Kâkike
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Best Of 2021: Jazz/Improv

Best Of 2021: Jazz/Improv

MAGNET’s Bill Meyer picks the best jazz/improv releases of the year 1) James Brandon Lewis/Red Lily Quintet Jesup Wagon (Tao
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Best Of 2021: Hard Rock

Best Of 2021: Hard Rock

MAGNET’s Matt Ryan picks the best hard-rock releases of the year 1) Acid Magus Wyrd Syster (Mongrel)2) Altareth Blood (Magnetic
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MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of JD McPherson's "Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy" Video

MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of JD McPherson’s “Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy” Video

JD McPherson had been itching to make a video for 2018’s Socks (New West) for a good long while—one that
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Normal History Vol. 663: The Art Of David Lester

Normal History Vol. 663: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places
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Torch Songs: Laura Stevenson Sends Ripples Through The Philadelphia Air

Torch Songs: Laura Stevenson Sends Ripples Through The Philadelphia Air

If you missed Laura Stevenson's recent East Coast dates in support of her self-titled sixth album (on Don Giovanni), don't
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania

Essential New Music: Mars Williams' "Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 5"

Essential New Music: Mars Williams’ “Mars Williams Presents: An Ayler Xmas Vol. 5”

Mars Williams has the kind of name that, once heard or read, is not forgotten. But even if you don’t
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Live Review: Lucy Dacus, Shamir, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 2021

Live Review: Lucy Dacus, Shamir, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 20, 2021

Raising the bar in her first Philly performance since moving here, Lucy Dacus mesmerized Union Transfer at the first of
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Ramble On: Lucy Dacus Plays Levon Helm Studios

Ramble On: Lucy Dacus Plays Levon Helm Studios

Today, we have a review of Lucy Dacus' first of two sold-out shows in her new home of Philadelphia. In
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