Carly Simon’s literate, confessional songwriting opened the door for other artists to do the same, including Olivia Rodrigo, Sara Bareilles, and Taylor Swift.
Howdy Glenn possessed a smooth, rich voice that lent itself to nostalgic ballads, songs about hard times, and easy-listening songs about love lost and found.
Unimpeachable in both technique and sincerity, Aman Iman and Imidiwan are potent assemblages of the qualities that make Tinariwen’s music evergreen.
Babehoven’s Maya Bon is a strong vocalist with a good sense of melody, and it’s the vocal melodies that keep Light Moving Time engaging.
Mac Demarco’s instrumental sixth record, Five Easy Hot Dogs, recorded in hotels and motels over four months, floats by in a tranquil, listless haze.
Best metal albums feature Qrixkuor’s dissonant death metal does not hold back, Misþyrming’s black metal closes in its true form and Hammers of Misfortune make their return.
We Are Scientists’ Lobes is notable for building its songs specifically around keyboard lines and exploration of 1980s-style synth tones.
On Whitehorse’s I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying, they wear their hearts on their sleeves, tears in their beers, and tongues in each other’s cheeks.