The Beths’ new live album, Auckland, New Zealand, 2020, features possibly the most exhilarating music to yet come out of the COVID darkness.
South Africa’s Jeremy Loops and legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo combine for “This Town”, a powerful new Afropop song full of hope and a killer melody.
A smart, loving paean to 1980s dance-pop, post-disco, synthpop, and pop-funk, Mariah Carey’s Glitter is a brilliant work of genius released 20 years ago.
Guy Buttery, Mudassir Khan, and Mohd. Amjad Khan’s music on One Morning in Gurgaon is inspired, a transcontinental encounter that stirs the imagination.
Formerly one-third of the indie-pop band TEEN, Lizzie Loveless is out on her own with a mature, sophisticated album that spans genres and moods.