Lucinda Williams : The Ghosts of Highway 20

Lucinda Williams : The Ghosts of Highway 20

The veteran singer/songwriter delivers a double album that’s sprawling and soul-haunting.

DIIV : Is the Is Are

DIIV : Is the Is Are

Zachary Cole Smith & Co. follow up their debut with an enjoyable album in desperate need of an edit.

Junior Boys : Big Black Coat

Junior Boys : Big Black Coat

The synth-pop duo’s first album in five years is an embrace of big, bold sounds while retaining soulful warmth.

Rihanna : ANTI

Rihanna : ANTI

The pop star’s newly released, fanfare-free eighth album is perplexing, but strong in unexpected ways.

Porches : Pool

Porches : Pool

Aaron Maine and Greta Kline embrace change again with a set of soulful and sultry synth-driven tracks.

Nap Eyes : Thought Rock Fish Scale

Nap Eyes : Thought Rock Fish Scale

The Canadian indie rock outfit balances their Velvets-y jangle with introspection and melancholy.

John Cale : Music for a New Society/M:FANS

John Cale : Music for a New Society/M:FANS

The legendary Welsh singer/songwriter reissues a 1980s classic and records it anew with experimental touches.

Grieved : Grieved

Grieved : Grieved

The Swedish hardcore outfit blends a punk aesthetic with the crushing heaviness of death metal.