By Quentin B. Huff
A return to the mic nine years in the making, a hip-hop supergroup of sorts, and Tom Waits beatboxing: this year's top-shelf hip-hop is equal parts anticipation, teamwork, and wha?!
'The Connection' Makes Familiar Paths Exciting Again
David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973)
A Practically Impossible Friendship: The 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition of 'The Bear'
The Wood Brothers: Paradise
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
"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".