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Valerie June

  • Pushin' Against a Stone [Concord, 2013] **
  • The Order of Time [Concord, 2017] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Pushin' Against a Stone [Concord, 2013]
Why are my favorite songs by this mountain-music eccentric the leads, neither co-written by Dan Auerbach, whose production is supposed to lift her from the DIY ghetto? ("Workin' Woman Blues," "Somebody to Love") **

The Order of Time [Concord, 2017]
As constructed if fetching an authentic Southern gal as ever you'll hear fills out her identity quest with pretty much the same love problems as everyone else's ("Love You Once Made," "Got Soul") *