Field Works always offers something new, and his latest, Stations, uses the sounds of the Earth itself. Seismic noises partner with voices and vibrant music.
Fans will likely be happy with Things Are Great, but this far into Band of Horses’ career, they should be taking on new musical challenges or exploration.
“Pinball King” was the biggest hit in country music 35 years ago. Or at least it could have been. Loney Hutchins cut a remarkable number of tracks that could have made him a star.
Dynamic jazz guitarist Matthew Stevens’ new album comes after a bad accident, but its history proves it to be more than just a lucky break.
Fans will likely love the warmth and charm of The Willie Nelson Family, but the album isn’t quite essential amid such a deep catalog.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Raise the Roof turns the spotlight on craft. It might not quite match its predecessor, but it maintains a high level of artistry.
Jon Randall might be a car record, but, if so, it’s not one for the sunshine and windows down, but one for long, dusty drives under the stars.
Natalie Hemby’s Pins and Needles arrives like a mid-career release from an artist fully confident of her direction. It has the force of time behind it.