Ethereal, otherworldly, and darn near perfect, Wussy continue to justify their critical praise on What Heaven Is Like.
A gift for Feelies fans, this 1987 side project from Yung Wu, Shore Leave, is finally available on CD.
Damien Jurado's 13th album, The Horizon Just Laughed, finds him as restless as the stray souls he sings about, though content in the journey.
Back with a revamped lineup, Okkervil River is primed for another long run of surprise and distinction with In the Rainbow Rain.
This four-CD sequel to 2016's Action Time Vision box set shows that UK punk burned brighter and hotter when it moved underground.
No sign of sophomore slump here, Sarah Shook and her band's second album builds on the fresh surprises of their debut to announce a creative unit that is built for the long haul.
Luis Vasquez (a.k.a. the Soft Moon) turns personal pain into an aggressive, cathartic beauty on new album, Criminal.
With this surprising and beautiful songwriting turn into apocalyptic metaphor, Darlingside fashion an early record-of-the-year contender.
Playing through heartbreak, the young New Zealander makes bold new sounds in modern country music on his second release.
Our best songwriters rise to the occasion in difficult times like now. John McCutcheon is among our best and Ghost Light addresses these times with compassion and rage.
British folk guitar master Bert Jansch was a central figure of the British folk revival best remembered by contemporary audiences for his work with Pentangle. These two anthologies reveal how the singular beauty of his solo work transcends, even, that legendary band.
Lionheart is an album by an empowered young artist with a seeker's heart made for a time of growing female empowerment.
Mary Gauthier's latest is an important album that gives voice to the soldiers of our ongoing wars. These stories deserve to be heard.
In Americana music the present is female. Two-thirds of our year-end list is comprised of albums by women. Here, then, are the women (and a few men) who represented the best in Americana in 2017.