With Any Human Friend, British singer-songwriter Marika Hackman largely ditches her folk leanings and makes a sharp, emotionally resonant statement.
Portland-based rocker Kyle Craft adds more variety and edge to his music with his third full-length album, Showboat Honey.
From the misty time before Seattle became Sub Pop Rock City, that rarest of things: two genuinely overlooked rock gems.
Dinosaur Jr. guitarist/vocalist J Mascis carries on with his trademark solo sound on Elastic Days, producing another intricate work that mixes folk and rock.
On his sophomore effort, Kyle Craft creates an album from another era that still manages to sound fresh, unique and inspired.