Notwist | Tom Brosseau | Linda Perhacs | Broken Bells
Mega-funky art pop, rubbed-raw acoustic blues and more.
[Grade: B+] A fluid piece of dreamily amorphous electronica that meanders its way through bleary drones and elusively soulful vocal fragments.
[Grade: B-] A generous cast of indie and electronic A-listers contributed tracks to this charity comp.
[Grade: B] Minutes of Sleep was composed as an elegy to a recently passed parent. Not surprisingly, it’s a deeply ruminative affair.
[Grade: A-] Floating somewhere between a noir novel and a death-bed manifesto is the first Lawrence Arms LP in eight years.
[Grade: B-] Planningtorock's All Love's Legal offers a somewhat cuddlier spin on an outspoken radical feminist agenda.
[Grade: B] The core of Snowbird's debut is Windham Hill-esque piano and sumptuous vocal embroidery.
[Grade: B+] This is really just a crunchy little nugget to whet our appetites until Cayetana releases their first full-length later this year.
[Grade: B+] Wonderland upholds the Sincerely Yours crew's knack for vibrant unpredictability and luxuriously plastic soundscapes.
[Grade: C+] Their last EP could've launched them into dreamy Goth-pop stardom, but Dum Dum Girls settle for staying in their lane.
[Grade: C] A bedtime record for any time of day.
[Grade: A] Fans will revel in the meandering, mesmerizing swathes of flittery six-string filigree, but surprises abound, too.
[Grade: A] These songs will help mend your broken heart so you can go break it again.
[Grade: B-] Have Fun With God plays like a Zen koan approximation of the actual experience of listening to a Bill Callahan record.
[Grade: B] No matter how strongly you resist, you will be persuaded that life is filled with wonder and warmth.
[Grade: B] If the nihilism of drill music bothers you, Drilluminati 2 won’t provide relief.
[Grade: B+] By now we know what to expect from Jones and co. and Give the People What They Want (Daptone) does what the title says.