The concept album that is Aretha's Gold follows the chronology of Aretha Franklin's hits, all released in 1967 and 1968, apex years of the decade not just in terms of numbers but also as an apogee of its cultural and political zeitgeist.
Baltimore's resident oddball experimental quartet Animal Collective add a new dimension to their sound - for a good cause - on Tangerine Reef.
Mitski argues on Be the Cowboy that we are meant to be emotional people, and that being strong and independent often leads to loneliness.
Liz Cooper & the Stampede looks forward and backward, and her blacklight vision comes into focus on Window Flowers.
From murky '70s soul and Afro-Brazilian jazz to the rhythms of Africa, Australian rapper N'fa Jones explores all reaches of sound to expand his eclectic hip-hop.
A brief survey of songs from a six-year period (1968-1974) of Aretha Franklin's 61-year recording career shows there were many more levels to this singer/pianist/activist/songwriter than justifiable claim to original Queen of Soul Divahood.
The author of My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness is pushing manga to new and intellectually provocative heights.