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No Depression & Other New Music 

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Fans of alternative country are rejoicing today. Why you ask? Well, today, the Legacy Edition of Uncle Tupelo's No Depression album— largely credited as being the first alt-country record— was released.

For some (see: your's truly) this is one important album.

Riding on the success of 2004's deluxe re-issue as well as a vinyl offering on National Record Store Day in 2012, this edition of No Depression folds in even more history behind the band that ultimately split apart and became the formidable group Wilco— fronted by Jeff Tweedy— and the perhaps lessor known, but truer to the genre band Son Volt, fronted by Jay Farrar.

This time around, the album has some very welcome editions. Check out the album insert below and then stream the it on Spotify. Whether a long time fan of Tweedy/Farrar or just ready to take the alt-country plunge for the first time, No Depression: Legacy Edition is the number one album to pick up today.

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Another worthy album that was released a couple of weeks ago and was intended for the pages of the Source is Waking Lines by Patterns out on Melodic Records. Our full review of that record is

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Both a writer and a fan of vinyl records since age 5, it wasn't until nearly three decades later that Oregon Native Ethan Maffey derived a plan to marry the two passions by writing about music. From blogging on MySpace in 2007 and then Blogspot, to launching his own website, 83Music, and eventually freelancing...
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