In Bless This Mess, U.S. Girls identify funk and R&B grooves as conduits for the very pulse of life. It’s brilliantly conceived and executed.
Helmed by Ben Gibbard Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono is a highly enjoyable tribute to one of music’s most unfairly maligned artists. It reframes the songs in exciting ways.
Travel back five years ago when the release calendar was rife with stellar albums. 2015 offered such an embarrassment of musical riches, that we selected 80 albums as best of the year.
Her melodramatics are in the service of the material. We may be living in hell. Women in particular may be living in a worse hell than men. But as John Paul Sartre taught us long ago, hell is other people.