By Richard Elliott
Twenty-five years after the first Giant Sand album, Howe Gelb's brand of ragged songplay and scorched intimacy continues to fray stylistic borders and suggest possibilities for the alt. country genre he helped spawn.
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Various Artists: µ20
'Coin-Operated Americans' Tells of the Time When Arcades Took the Children of Displaced Workers
Various Artists: Trevor Jackson Presents Science Fiction Dancehall Classics
Patti Smith's Practice of Everyday Living Will Intrigue Readers of 'M Train'
U.S. Girls: Half Free
'Negative Space #2': Even When It's Sad, It Makes You Happy
"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.