10-in-10 CD reviews

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Each Friday, we bring you reviews of 10 recently released CDs done in 10 words each:

Ramblin Jack Elliott A Stranger Here — 77-year-old explores Depression-era weathered country-blues classics.

Willie Nile House of a Thousand Guitars —Vocals sounds like he’s sometimes trying to imitate Bob Dylan.

Scott Miller For Crying Out Loud — The Commonwealth’s leader independently releases rock-tinged country-flavored album.

Richard Swift The Atlantic Ocean — Fourth release from singer-songwriter has lo-fi danceable tunes.

Straw Dogs Love and then Hope — Seattle-based band’s music has elements of classic, 50s rock.

Chimaira The Infection — I wonder if Chimaira is Swahili for “cookie monster vocals”...?

David Wilcox Open Hand — Songwriter’s 15th album continues down his smooth, acoustic, storytelling path.

Gliss Devotion Implosion — L.A. band’s sophomore album filled with distortion-fueled pop songs. (at Snug Harbor on April 29)

Booker T. Potato Hole — Hall of Famer without MGs, backed by Drive-By Truckers.

Burn Halo Burn Halo — Eighteen Visions singer’s new band has a vibe like Buckcherry.

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