By Richard Elliott
The more mysterious and impenetrable songs on this album invite an effort after meaning that signals either seductive intimacy or annoying evasion, depending on your tolerance for the faux-naif aesthetic.
Riverside: Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Cacophonies and Heavenly Choruses: A Cure for the Classical Blues
Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls
Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost
Can Magic Cure Madness?
FKA twigs: M3LL155X
Elephant Revival: Sands of Now
"Completing the puzzles of Trapped in a Room With a Zombie makes you feel like you know your teammates much better than you did before -- at least in terms of working together and problem solving.