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Nick Bollinger casts a critical ear over personal new albums from Sinead O’Connor and Loudon Wainwright III and asks: are these singers giving us too much information? Plus a set that surveys some wide open musical spaces from local roots quintet Great North.

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Artist: Loudon Wainwright III
Songs: 10, My Meds, I Remember Sex, Older Than My Old Man Now, The Here and Now, In C
Composer: Wainwright
Album: Older Than My Old Man Now
Label: Proper

Artist: Sinead O’Connor
Song: Queen Of Denmark
Composer: Grant
Songs: 4th and Vine
Composer: O’Connor/Reynolds/Adams
Song: Reason With Me
Composer: O’Connor/Smith
Songs: V.I.P., Very Far From Home, Back Where You Belong
Composer: O’Connor
Album: How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Label: One Little Indian/Shock

Artist: Great North
Songs: To Leave Someone, Lead Me To The Light, Grace Notes, Where You Go, When You’re Letting Go, I Will Be Made New, All Our Lies
Composer: Donnell
Album: Halves
Label: B&W