Ragged Kingdom

June Tabor / Oysterband / June Tabor & The Oyster Band

Ragged Kingdom

October 18, 2011

British Folk

Twenty-one years after delivering Freedom and Rain, a bona fide British folk classic, these artists reteam to deliver another mix of traditional obscurities and unique covers of pop/rock songs. Backed by Al Scott's strident production this set is a much bolder and more expansive affair than its predecessor. They even manage to make such overdone nuggets as "Love Will Tear Us Apart," and "Dark End Of The Street," sound bracing, vulnerable and fresh.

- Thom Jurek

We Love You So Bad

Kids on a Crime Spree

We Love You So Bad

May 31, 2011

Indie Pop

Nearly perfect noise pop with roots in C86, the Brill Building and the early days of punk, with brilliant lo-fi production and songs that will get stuck in your head after one listen and never find their way out.

- Tim Sendra