Sharon Van Etten grapples with love and parenthood in pandemic times in the ten deeply felt songs on We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong.
Erica Eso’s 192 sports classic pop and vintage soul elements, but surprises abound at nearly every turn. It’s full of skittish, multifaceted earworms.
Singer-songwriter Alyssa Midcalf’s second album under the Primer moniker, Incubator, addresses hard truths under irresistible synthpop beats and melodies.
Experimentalist Lia Kohl thrives on the spirit of collaboration, but her striking new album shows a propensity for creating compelling art in a solo environment.
Would Larry David’s “show about nothing”, Seinfeld, have been created if Barry Levinson’s film about nothing, Diner, hadn’t preceded it?
Father John Misty’s Chloë and the Next 20th Century is filled with deeply imaginative arrangements and sophisticated, textured songwriting.
Eclectic Canadian singer-songwriter Caylie Staples embraces ethereal electropop on her stunning new solo album, Future Memory.
Folk singer-songwriter Allegra Krieger offers up a more ethereal, introspective approach on her second album, Precious Thing.
Experimental musician and composer Whitney Johnson (aka Matchess) builds long-form musical pieces inspired by a meditation session on Sonescent.
Helmed by Ben Gibbard Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono is a highly enjoyable tribute to one of music’s most unfairly maligned artists. It reframes the songs in exciting ways.