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10 Word Reviews: Interpol, The Kooks, Banks, Justin Townes Earle, Greensky Bluegrass

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Artist: Interpol

Album: El Pintor

Label: Matador

In 10 Words: Moody lyrics with a dreamscape sound, but a bit predictable.

Download This Track: "My Blue Supreme"

Stars: 3.8/5

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Artist: The Kooks

Album: Listen

Label: Virgin / EMI

In 10 Words: Adventurous musically and lyrically with a fun, new funk influence.

Download This Track: “Forgive & Forget”

Stars: 4.2/5

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Artist: Banks

Album: Goddess

Label: Harvest

In 10 Words: Slightly dark, but same great vocals and exploring new sounds.

Download This Track: “You Should Know Where I’m Coming From”

Stars: 3.6/5

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Artist: Justin Townes Earle

Album: Single Mothers

Label: Vagrant

In 10 Words: Smooth and blissful sounding jams for a lazy fall day.

Download This Track: "Single Mothers," of course

Stars: 4.6/5

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Artist: Greensky Bluegrass

Album: If Sorrows Swim

Label: Big Blue Zoo

In 10 Words: Same skilled picking and great lyrics with a new energy.

Download This Track: “Windshield” and “Demons”

Stars: 4.8/5

[Editor’s Note: Greensky Bluegrass will be performing at the Jefferson Theater with Swear & Shake this Thursday, September 18.]

Daillen Culver is a fourth year student at the University of Virginia, majoring in Arts Administration. Originally from Vail, Colorado, she enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, and rafting. Some of her favorite bands include Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Pepper, Railroad Earth, and Rubblebucket.

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