By Bill Holmes
The songs on The Deep End draw as much upon gospel and urban doo-wop as they do blues and Americana. Expect this album to pepper a few best-of lists in December.
Glam Is Good
Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom
J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only
On Speaking to Southerners About Southerners
‘His Girl Friday’: What a Difference One Sex Change Makes
The xx: I See You
Various Artists: Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta
The Band of Heathens: Duende
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