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.
Various Artists: Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta
The Band of Heathens: Duende
'Rogue Archives': Fan Fiction and Cultural Memory
Davey Dynamite: Holy Shit
Visage: The Wild Life (The Best of 1978-2015)
Arvo Pärt: Kanon Pokajanen
The Criterion Edition of 'Cat People' Leaves an indelible Impression
Mika Vainio: Mannerlaatta
"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.