Aoife O’Donovan’s Age of Apathy is lushly layered and sophisticated. Its connections to contemporary jazz and even classical music are clearly evident.
Nick Lowe’s 2001 album, The Convincer, is a late-period masterpiece and a textbook example of a gracefully maturing artist. It’s now a deluxe reissue.
Face of the Screaming Werewolf is more fuzz-toned fun from the Fleshtones, a group that have managed to ignore any significant musical trends since Altamont.
Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck's the No Ones took their sweet time on their debut, The Great Lost No Ones Album, but it was well worth the wait for any indie or pop fan.
Celebrated bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers collaborate with their hometown Asheville Symphony on a new collection that will appeal to longtime fans, as well as those who only know of the band through a banjo player named Steve Martin.
On It Ain't the Same, Minneapolis singer-songwriter Jack Klatt offers hope that love and joy can still overcome the darkness of a world turned upside down.
Long winters and the precarious social and political state of the world have helped Minneapolis troubadour Jack Klatt focus his energies on the one thing that always matters.