405 Recommended Album Competition: Marnie Stern - The Chronicles of Marnia
"Marnie Stern has thrilled us for years with her fretwork and charming rock. None of that has changed here. Yes, there's a poppier gloss than her diehard fans are possibly used to, but all that's changed - and it's not even a particularly massive change - is her approach to the music. Things are snappier, more infectious, arguably simpler, but ultimately just as rewarding. She's always been a legend on the six-string and a fascinating songsmith, but just because she's chilled out and scattered a few chart-poised hooks, doesn't mean she should be lambasted. This is the same old brand new Marnie." [Read Full Review]
For the latest edition of our Recommended Album Competition, we decided to go with Marnie Stern's brilliantly titled new album, The Chronicles of Marnia.
For your chance to win, all have to do is tell us that you want it via a post on our Facebook page, (extra points if you share this article!), as a comment below, or via twitter (again, extra points if you share this article).
We'll pick a winner at random on May 15th.
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