The Playing Favorites play radio-ready modern-rock/emo from Los Angeles reminiscent of Superdrag and their power-pop brethren, cheery songs tinted with anguished lyrics and vocals that break through the veneer sheen. There's hardly anything new here, but fans of competent pop will find plenty to glom onto.
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It is arguable that Two Cow Garage made a more significant contribution to alt.country than most of the peers the day they came up with their utterly inspired name. They weren't content with that, though, and their 2...
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The Colorado country outfit Drag the River aren't about to hide their twang — it shines bright on their latest record, Bad at Breaking Up. The album showcases songs about bad nights and better days, offering fa...
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