Like the snow-coated cover art of Drifting, the paradoxical sound of Mette Henriette’s trio presents a bit of serenity by way of extreme conditions.
John Cale enlists Weyes Blood, Sylvan Esso, and Animal Collective to create a dark, unsettling new LP, MERCY, combining darkness with beauty on a knife edge.
For those who appreciate a certain branch of dance-pop, Ava Max’s Diamonds & Dancefloors is a euphoric escape from the harsh realities of adult life.
One of the most exciting aspects of Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams’ Live at Levon’s! is the material’s diversity and how well they handle the changes.
Will Layman rounds up the best new jazz albums and cocoons with jazz documentaries, Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues and Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes.
Young Fathers declare their awareness of what’s going on but take it a step further. Heavy Heavy urges the audience to do the heavy lifting and “have fun”.
On Junior Boys’ Waiting Game, the sounds are slowed down significantly, and we’re pulled into a far tighter space than in the past, reflecting our melancholy.
How Far the Light Reaches weaves struggles with identity – gender identity, sexuality, ethnicity, and body image – with the immense diversity of marine life, revealing new ways to think about ourselves.
With ample self-awareness and a keen sense of the surreal, Samia delivers a sonically dynamic voyage through the monstrous and merciful extremes of intimacy.
Blood in the Disco isn’t just CORLYX’s best album yet, it’s one of the best goth rock albums to emerge yet this decade.