Dry lyrical wit, verbal playfulness, and somber epiphanies for the reluctantly mature: they're all part of Michael Metivier's best singer/songwriter albums of the year.
Gogol Bordello: Seekers and Finders
Ray Wylie Hubbard: Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can
Pyrrhon: What Passes for Survival
Legacy, Family, and Ninjas in 'Marvel Generations: Wolverine & All-New Wolverine #1'
'Arithmetic' Delightfully Yields Anything But Obvious Results
Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music
Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane
'The Prowler' Reveals the Horror of Getting What You Want
"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife.