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At home with Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten is peeling an orange in her South Brooklyn apartment.
Lady and her Tramp
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 17, 2012
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Bon Iver | Bon Iver

The deliberation and complexity of this record announces how ludicrously full of ideas Vernon is.
Jagjaguwar (2011)
By DEVON MALONEY  |  June 24, 2011
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Okkervil River | I Am Very Far

From Green Day's American Idiot to the Hold Steady's Separation Sunday, concept albums have been back in style for a bit.  
Jagjaguwar (2011)
By DAN WEISS  |  May 20, 2011
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Shinji Masuko | Woven Music

It's tempting to point to the recent tsunami in Japan as having a heavy cosmic connection with Shinji Masuko's first solo record, a full-immersion blackout of churning, oceanic drones and melodic eddies.
Brah/Jagjaguwar (2011)
By MATT PARISH  |  May 06, 2011
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Parts & Labor | Constant Future

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Jagjaguwar (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 01, 2011

Small Black | New Chain

Listening to Small Black perform New Chain is like watching lovely but reclusive exotic fish wander around a fortified aquarium.
Jagjaguwar (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  November 19, 2010


Black Mountain scale various rock influences

If, as they say, talent borrows and genius steals, then Vancouver rock collective Black Mountain do a bit of both.
Psychedelic heights
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 29, 2010

Women | Public Strain

For their sophomore effort, Women returned to the same Calgary studio that had birthed their 2008 debut, the basement of fellow musician/neighbor Chad Van Gaalen.
Jagjaguwar Records (2010)
By MICHAEL GRIMES  |  October 01, 2010

Sightings | City of Straw

City of Straw works less like a conventional album of songs and more like a portal torn into this esteemed NYC-based experimental trio’s ominous world of heavy industrial noise that stays open for just 40 minutes.
Jagjaguwar (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  April 16, 2010

Wilderness | (k)no(w)here

This could prove strenuous, but the album is more contemplative than didactic — a (k)no(w)here that’s difficult to study but easy to inhabit.  
Jagjaguwar (2008)
By DEVIN KING  |  October 28, 2008