Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich: a tangle of stars
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Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich: a tangle of stars

The Kinks: Arthur (or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
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North Mississippi Allstars: Up and Rolling
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North Mississippi Allstars: Up and Rolling

The music's still enjoyable, but it remains too wedded to comfort to provide the elevation…

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Garcia Peoples: One Step Behind
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Garcia Peoples: One Step Behind

Garcia Peoples has never had much interest in being normal, and One Step Behind benefits…

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Ghosteen

Paper Beat Scissors: Parallel Line
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Paper Beat Scissors: Parallel Line

Billy Strings: Home
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Billy Strings: Home

Strings sticks to a sort of bluegrass that all but the most die-hard purists should…

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Sturgill Simpson: Sound & Fury
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Sturgill Simpson: Sound & Fury

Let's argue about whether or not Sturgill Simpson is country. Actually, let's not.

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Terms of Surrender
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Hiss Golden Messenger: Terms of Surrender

Taylor suffers defeat graciously, but without denying the pain of loss, and that perspective weaves…

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Robbie Robertson: Sinematic
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Robbie Robertson: Sinematic

This new set could benefit from a little more recklessness and some more risk-taking.

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