The same way The Decemberists built their popularity on songs chronicling mothers whoring themselves out, peeping toms, murderous townsfolk; abuse and neglect and all other sorts of cruelty, Among The Oak & Ash have reworked Appalachian murder ballads for their self-titled debut. In six days, Among...

The Bludlows combine standard dissent with a sound that was pulled off smoother by other musicians, back in the day. If you're looking for a good Americana album, you would be a lot better off going with The Old 97's or any myriad of other...