By Matthew Fiander
It's Showalter's ability to paint microscopic and revealing details, and weave them through honeyed melodies, that make so many songs on Leave Ruin sound like the kind of beautiful sad that so many songwriters try for and miss.
King Krule: The OOZ
Scanner: The Great Crater
David Lazar's 'I'll Be Your Mirror' Enlightens, Thrills, Frustrates and Bewilders
Jackie Shane: Any Other Way
Wolf Parade: Cry Cry Cry
'The Clash on the Clash' Is a Smorgasbord of Contradictions
Coil: Time Machines
"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.