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Every year for the past five years, we have taken some time at the end of February to thank you all for showing up; to give shouts out to our bloggers and the people who post videos, comment, subscribe to our newsletters, follow us on various other social media outlets, support us with advertising, and so on. This year, we decided to wait a few days before sharing our gratitude and marking the special occasion of our fifth anniversary as a community-focused website, because…Continue
Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:30am — 6 Comments
The Drive-By Truckers have always been a favorite here at ND. They appeared on the cover of the print magazine back in 2003 and have been featured in its pages nearly a dozen times in as many years. This week, they're releasing their 12th studio record, English Oceans, and we've teamed up with the fine folks at ATO Records to give away two copies to two lucky ND Community members.
Posted on March 4, 2014 at 12:30am — 73 Comments
The past year has been interesting in the Americana and indie roots music realm. Mainstream pop and country music, for example, made stars out of artists like Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves, and the Lone Bellow, but you'll see below that those artists were also heavily embraced by the ND community. Reliable favorites and giants of the genre - Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, the Mavericks, Patty Griffin - all delivered exquisite work this year. But there was…Continue
Posted on December 26, 2013 at 6:12am — 31 Comments
As we started working on tallying our 2013 ND Readers' Poll, we asked our most frequently featured bloggers to cast their ballots for a bit of a "critics poll". Since we don't employ a staff of writers, these are all folks who post here on their own, because they enjoy it. They just happen to have great taste in music and a writing style which we recognize as…Continue
Posted on December 26, 2013 at 6:00am — 8 Comments
With the end of the year upon us now in a matter of weeks, the time has come to cast your vote for the best albums of 2013.
Each year, we turn the spotlight to you folks, to come up with a Top 50 list of the No Depression Community's favorite releases. While most folks in this community are likely to focus on Americana/roots music, in the past we've received and counted votes for artists as varied as Lady Gaga, Patti Smith, and Adele. If you're interested in pitching in for this…Continue
Posted on November 29, 2013 at 12:30am — 152 Comments
THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE ALBUM STREAM IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!
Most events throughout history have been riddled with song, from social revolutions like the Civil Rights Movement, to songs speaking out against the draft and heightened involvement in Vietnam. Woody Guthrie's "The Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done" tackled the quest to oust Hitler, while a slew of contemporary artists took a swing at the Bush Administration's…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2013 at 12:30am — 90 Comments