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Out of the Box Album of the Week with Paul Shugrue

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All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.

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All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
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Love Out of the Box

By Shahanashasha - May 15 2018
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I listened to this religiously when I lived in Norfolk and have followed him from California to Florida. It’s been 10 + years of being a fan.

Great show

By President JK Polk - Feb 12 2011
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This show had me listening to music I might have never given a chance otherwise. A great program!

iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
10
2
1
1

Love Out of the Box

By Shahanashasha - May 15 2018
Read more
I listened to this religiously when I lived in Norfolk and have followed him from California to Florida. It’s been 10 + years of being a fan.

Great show

By President JK Polk - Feb 12 2011
Read more
This show had me listening to music I might have never given a chance otherwise. A great program!
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Out of the Box Album of the Week with Paul Shugrue

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

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All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.

Rank #1: Vampire Weekend

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Their first album in six years “Father of the Bride” reflects a lot of changes within the band that results in an 18 song tour de force of irresistible, imaginative and trend setting music.

May 06 2019

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Rank #2: U-2

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Songs of Innocence is the anti-cd of the week since it is only available as a free download at I-tunes. The rock legends overcome the hype with their tradeMark anthemic sound.

Sep 16 2014

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Rank #3: Beck

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Like it’s title suggests “Colors" is not only a return to the exuberant dance pop that made him famous in the nineties, but an album with a relentlessly optimistic outlook on the future.

Oct 16 2017

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Rank #4: Damien Rice

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After an eight year absence the Irish singer songwriter returns with an album of songs that play like a personal message to his long lost muse.

Nov 10 2014

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Rank #5: Bob Dylan

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The Cutting Edge is number twelve in the Bootleg Series, focusing on studio out takes from the 14 Month period in the mid sixties when he recorded three groundbreaking albums.

Nov 09 2015

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Rank #6: Taj Mahal & Keb Mo

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"Tajmo" is the first collaboration by two venerable blues artists, a collection of blues, afro-pop, soul and folk that can’t help but inspire smiles all around.

May 08 2017

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Rank #7: The Record Company

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This old fashioned power trio kicks new life into roots music with songs inspired by blues greats but retaining a personality of their own.

Feb 15 2016

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Rank #8: Steve Earle

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The Low Highway finds this verteran artist gazing out the window of his tour bus for inspiration, and what he sees isn't pretty.

Apr 15 2013

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Rank #9: Mark Knopfler

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Privateering is further affirmation of the status of this former Dire Straits leader as one of the best modern interpreters of the Folk tradition.

Sep 09 2013

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Rank #10: John Mayer

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Paradise Valley is his sixth studio album and as he channels his lifestyle into his music he defines himself as an utterly contemporary singer songwriter.

Aug 19 2013

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Rank #11: Ry Cooder

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On his new album “The Prodigal Son” there are eight covers of old Blues and Gospel songs and three new originals, illustrating his view of himself as a caretaker of American roots music, one who has returned to where he started more than 50 years ago.

May 15 2018

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Rank #12: Devotchka Live with the Colorado Symphony

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Few bands are as perfect for the Orchestral setting as Devotchka and this impeccable live album sets a new standard for bridging classical and rock music.

Nov 12 2012

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Rank #13: Robert Earl Keen

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Happy Prisoner The Bluegrass Sessions is the longtime Texas singer songwriter's tribute to the music he grew up with.

Feb 09 2015

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Rank #14: Gary Clark Jr

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The Story of Sonny Boy Slim delves into the musical influences of this blues guitar hero, which are as much about Stevie Wonder as about Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Sep 14 2015

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Rank #15: Bob Dylan

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After recording most of the songs for his landmark 1974 album, "Blood on the Tracks" Dylan was ready to release it but suddenly changed his mind and re-recorded much of it. Those original recordings are now released for the first time on “More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Volume 14.”

Nov 09 2018

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Rank #16: Sigur Ros

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The one time ambient, symphonic chillout band has erupted with an agressive, startling and ultimately grand spacerock album.

Jun 24 2013

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Rank #17: Dan Auerbach

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“Waiting On A Song” is the epitome of what a solo album should be; a triumphant glimpse at another side of the artist few have heard.

Jun 05 2017

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Rank #18: Guy Clark

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My Favorite Picture of You is the latest album from one of the lone survivors of the pioneering wave of artists who defined Americana Music.

Jul 22 2013

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Rank #19: Chris Isaak

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First Comes The Night is a set of sultry, twangy originals hitting the retro sweet spot between Elvis and
Roy Orbison, all quirky enough to fit in the David Lynch wheelhouse of melodrama.

Nov 16 2015

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Rank #20: New Order

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Music Complete has this pioneering band reclaiming the mantle of originators of electronic dance music.

Sep 28 2015

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G. Love

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“The Juice,” with a number of guest artists including his producer Keb Mo, confidently celebrates life in 2020.

Jan 21 2020

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Jacob Vanko

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On the Hampton Roads' artist's debut album “10 Years” he shows he’s just as adept in the studio as he is on stage.

Nov 18 2019

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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The band known for their dark, foreboding minimalism set the bar even higher on the new album “Ghosteen,”

Nov 12 2019

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Turnover

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The Virginia Beach based band, has completed a musical evolution on their new album “Altogether.”

Nov 04 2019

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse

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“Colorado” is a reunion with Crazy Horse, his first with the backing band in six years, this time featuring Nils Lofgren as Young’s guitar foil.

Oct 28 2019

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Fastball

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There's a long list of bands that had meteoric success in the mid-90s, but unlike most, this Texas trio is still going strong with their seventh album “The Help Machine,”

Oct 21 2019

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Big Thief

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“Two Hands” is their second album of 2019 and including vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Adrienne Lenker’s solo album from last October that’s three albums in one year. Considering that each is better than the last this is the rapid emergence of an important band.

Oct 14 2019

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The Avett Brothers

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The bands says that they will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if they did it might sound something like their new one, “Closer Than Together.”

Oct 07 2019

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Sturgill Simpson

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"Sound and Fury" is an onslaught on crunching electric guitars, howling synths and heavy metal drumming from the artist who's last album won the Grammy for country album of the year.

Sep 30 2019

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Hiss Golden Messenger

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Hiss Golden Messenger is the name M.C. Taylor has been recording under since 2009. “Terms of Surrender” is his eighth album and he describes the songs as being “my therapy and my church.”

Sep 23 2019

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Fox and the Bear

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"We Will Be All Right" is the full-length debut album from the Hampton Roads' duo. This is a live performance of some songs from the album and an interview with the band.

Sep 16 2019

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Sheryl Crow

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There’s an abundance of everything on her new album “Threads.” There’s a lot of songs, 17, a lot of music 75 minutes worth, and an a-list group of collaborators whose performances are as jaw-dropping as the fact that they are all on one album.

Sep 02 2019

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Mosquito Cabaret

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On one of the most unique recordings of the year, the Hampton Roads band have released their debut album “The Modern Life of Insects.”

Aug 26 2019

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Eilen Jewell

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Her new album “Gypsy” is a tug of war of emotions as songs of politics and dissent push and pull at songs about happiness and empathy, putting into words and music the daily struggle of the human condition.

Aug 19 2019

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Bon Iver

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The band's fourth album "i,i" was released three weeks ahead of schedule, echoing it’s ahead of the curve musicianship and songcraft and probably because it was just too good to hold back.

Aug 12 2019

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Davina and the Vagabonds

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The band has been around for 15 years but the new album “Sugar Drops” is their first recorded in a proper studio. The album, as she describes, is “about 100 years of Americana.”

Aug 05 2019

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Various Artists pay tribute to Frightened Rabbit

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The Indie rock community has come together to lovingly pay tribute to the late Scot Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit by re-creating the 2008 album “The Midnight Organ Fight.”

Jul 15 2019

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The Black Keys

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Since their last album rock and roll hasn’t had much to rally around, but “Let’s Rock” shows the way forward with it’s fuzz guitar riffs smothered in digital processing, vocals overdubs that capture the frenzy of the moment and a voodoo bass and drum rhythm section.

Jul 08 2019

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Super Doppler

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This self-titled, second album by the Hampton Roads band continues to forge a unique sound whose bright harmonies and shimmering guitars combine for an exuberant collection of new songs.

Jul 01 2019

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Buddy & Julie Miller

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The married duo decided that for their 40th wedding anniversary they’d release their first album in ten years. It’s called "Breakdown on 20th Avenue South."

Jun 24 2019

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iTunes Ratings

44 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
10
2
1
1

Love Out of the Box

By Shahanashasha - May 15 2018
Read more
I listened to this religiously when I lived in Norfolk and have followed him from California to Florida. It’s been 10 + years of being a fan.

Great show

By President JK Polk - Feb 12 2011
Read more
This show had me listening to music I might have never given a chance otherwise. A great program!