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Singer Anderson .Paak teams up with producer Knxwledge to form NxWorries.
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Recess reviews: NxWorries' 'Yes Lawd!'

Under the name NxWorries, producer Knxwledge and the ascendant Anderson .Paak have teamed up to deliver an album that somehow falls short of the sum of its parts. “Yes Lawd!,” the debut album from the collaboration, follows the duo’s “Link Up and Suede” EP, released in Dec.


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Recess reviews: Weyes Blood's 'Front Row Seat to Earth'

It’s been quite a year for folky soft-rock revivalism, with artists like Whitney and Cass McCombs aping the mellower, but not completely psychedelic, sounds of the early 70’s with strong results. But none of them manage to match what singer/songwriter and producer Natalie Mering—who performs under the name Weyes Blood—has created with her fourth album, “Front Row Seat to Earth.” Mering’s delicate arrangements move the album’s chamber pop closer to the sounds of a bygone era than most other releases manage to do, and authenticity and sincerity come from her gracefully elegiac voice. Nowhere is this more apparent than in lead single “Seven Words,” which begins with Mering almost whispering over organ and bass.


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