Forty years old, Keep on Doing is a high-water mark in the Roches’ career and a testament to their animating principle of being wholly themselves.
Noah Deemer’s art-pop debut, The Sleepwalker, seeks to access deeper consciousness. Dreamy and off-kilter songs seek to unearth deeper emotions.
Ann Wilson’s voice is as muscular as ever on Fierce Bliss, but it lacks the diversity and dynamic range the Heart frontwoman brought to previous solo outings.
Sweet Forgiveness (1977) was Bonnie Raitt’s first breakthrough album, laying the groundwork for ‘Nick of Time’ and beyond. There can be no second act without a great first one.
Seeds planted in the Reagan years continue to bear poison fruit. On Private Revolution, World Party presaged today’s “There is no planet B” slogan 35 years ago.
Basia Bulat digs into her back catalog on The Garden to cultivate a collection of earthly delights, all reimagined songs from her previous studio releases.
XTC’s career took many roundabout turns, but they never stood still. As a result, they remain one of the most influential and underrated bands of their time.
Blondie’s first LP absorbed a wide range of influences and synthesized multiple genres, including surf pop, ’60s girl groups, mod rock, and even disco.
These 40th Anniversary Deluxe Editions provide a rich trove of material for Pretenders completists to pour over while we wait for that documentary.