American roots music legends Mavis Staples and Levon Helm teamed up in 2011 for a fabulous collaboration, which we can now thankfully hear on Carry Me Home.
High Pulp’s Pursuit of Ends isn’t craziness piled on top of more craziness. They just don’t feel the need to stick to one person’s idea of what jazz should be.
With Breaking the Thermometer, Leyla McCalla explores identity, freedom, and joy through Haitian music and culture. It’s a reminder of the album as a statement.
Girlpool’s Forgiveness finds the duo drifting through several iterations of low-key indie pop music, infused with electronic noises and acoustic folk.
Calexico’s El Mirador celebrates the power of community and accentuates the power of togetherness in encouraging political change and discouraging division.
The latest album from Taylor Vick’s Boy Scouts project, Wayfinder hikes through familiar terrain, but her floaty folk-pop arrangements still resonate.
Black Encyclopedia of the Air from Philly-based poet and musician Moor Mother fuses activist hip-hop with a warm, jazzy groove and an experimental spirit.
The 12 tracks on Darrin Bradbury’s latest album Artvertisement reveal what happens when the imagination hits the fan and splatters its contents far and wide.
Danny Elfman’s Big Mess sounds like a buzzing, pounding collection of white noise punctuated by occasional bursts of interesting string themes and downtempo.