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From A Room: Volume 2 (CD)

Chris Stapleton

A songwriter in the outlaw country tradition, Chris Stapleton’s From A Room: Volume 2 serves up rootsy, atmospheric Americana that stands in stark contrast to the over-polished country pop dominating the airwaves. The album is a fine showcase for Stapleton’s many gifts; alternating between laid-back, down-home jams and slightly ominous forays into the Southern Gothic, each track is a world unto itself. Stapleton clearly knows what he’s doing: his ability to weave country soul and Appalachian folk into his work adds an extra level of sonic intrigue and an infusion of heart. This smart, authentic, and evocative album is one of the year’s best.

Crack-Up (CD)

Fleet Foxes

If you’d forgotten how masterful Fleet Foxes are at creating dreamy wall-of-sound Americana-infused indie rock in the six years since their last release, their latest, Crack-Up , will do a bang-up job of reminding you. The band sounds better than ever; their hazy, melancholy melodies envelop the listener, their haunting harmonies dig at the heart. The scope of Crack-Up , named after an F. Scott Fitzgerald essay, is grand and orchestral with sweeping soundscapes and incredible arrangements. When so much of what passes for indie folk today sounds like forgettable radio-friendly festival rock, it’s nice to hear Fleet Foxes staying true to their roots while expanding the boundaries of the genre.

Wrong Creatures (CD)

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club might be the most aptly-named group of the past couple decades, since those four words kind of evoke their whole deal. Since their 2001 debut, BRMC’s formula has been largely un-freaked with, and it’s a sturdy, un-freakable one at that. Jesus & Mary Chain noise over a T-Rex stomp, featuring the Velvet Underground’s brittle tenderness in their softer moments and the ‘Stones particularly stoned version of the blues in their boogie. Wrong Creatures , the eighth album by the rock ‘n roll lifers, turns the volume down a bit on a slower, more meditative collection of narcotized ballads. Yet while the result is an album that leans more towards Chris Isaak than J. Spacemen, this remains a BRMC album through and through. So if you’re still wondering what to expect, just reread the band’s name again.

I Like Fun (CD)

They Might Be Giants

I Like Fun? After 30-some odd years together, is that the sentiment TMBG’s hyper-literate brain trust has boiled down to? Is it a goof or another children’s album? The two Johns are the consummate professionals - the songwriter’s songwriters, as much mischievous sonic and lyrical tinkerers as they are masters of the craft. It doesn’t take long for those irreverent tendencies to show up, approximately 3 seconds in fact, as John Flansburg compares the loudness of a drum to a big rock that crushes you on opening track “Let’s Get This Over With.” From there we get the daydreaming thoughts of a murdered spouse over tango piano, a power-pop rumination on the indescribable, and a track that postulates a race of lake monsters that come up for air to vote on Election Day. “That’s my fun,” to hear the title track tell it. Agreed.

Baby Driver [OST] (CD)

Various Artists

The soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is packed with 30 carefully curated tracks drawn from the worlds of indie, punk, hip-hop, funk, power pop, soul, R&B, and jazz. Pretty much every track is a classic, ranging from the ubiquitous “Radar Love” to the (perhaps) lesser known “Egyptian Reggae.” The collection is upbeat and rhythm-driven, showcasing some of the strongest songwriters in recent musical history. A strong contender for the coolest soundtrack of the year.

Soul Of A Woman (CD)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones' final album is lush, vibrant, and very alive — a lasting monument to the singer and her amazing career. Flying high on classic soul and powerful gospel vibes, Soul of a Woman practically bursts with hope, joy, and love. Destined to be a classic, this album shows us exactly how much we’ve lost with the passing of the incredible Ms. Jones. She truly was the real deal and this album proves it.

Songs Of Experience (CD)


On Songs Of Experience , U2 channels the power of music to heal political divisions and find hope in the struggle. It’s a strong, cohesive album with Bono delivering his message with impassioned sincerity while stadium-ready riffs ring throughout the air. Basically, it’s classic U2 sounding more timely than ever. This earnest, adroit album will have listeners believing love, music, and compassion can change the world, too.

The OOZ (CD)

King Krule

Written and recorded in the wake of a failed relationship, which itself followed a severe bout of writer’s block, The OOZ is Archie Marshall’s most personal release yet. Thematically, the title finds inspiration from the “earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis”; a sort of obsessive rumination on subconscious activity that attempts to distract from the painful awareness of loss. Yet, while the subject matter and atmosphere grows increasingly insular, Marshall’s sound pallet is wider than ever; updating his jazz punk update of trip-hop with bossa nova, industrial, and hip-hop textures, all grounded by his signature gravelly croon and nocturnal moodiness. Is it too premature to crown King Krule the English answer to Tom Waits?

Who Built The Moon? (CD)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher probably generates more buzz with his weird quotes and rivalry with Oasis bandmate and brother, Liam Gallagher, than he does for his music. (He recently combined both of these things by referring to his brother as the "village idiot" in the press.) But his latest album, Who Built The Moon , is intriguing in that it's more of a post-modern take on The Beatles, rather than blatantly soaked in their influence like Oasis (don't tell him that). This one mines Phil Spector's lavish productions on albums like George Harrison's All Things Must Pass and John Lennon's Imagine , where pop songs and ballads are transformed into miniature symphonies with his famous "wall of sound." Instead of creating a barrage of sounds, however, Who Built The Moon relies on heavy drums and horns to make these songs really sound big. From the moment the hard psych groove of opening track "Fort Knox" starts to melt your brain, you'll be won over. It's a total trip, complete with banging drums, spinning voices, alarm clocks and some genuine craziness. The following track, "Holy Mountain," represents the rest of the album's direction - instantly catchy, with blaring sax and sardonic lyrics. It feels more seventies that sixties with its pure power-pop energy. This may easily be Noel Gallagher's best album since his time in Oasis, as he crafts a beautifully weird pop album that totally stands out in 2017.

OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997-2017 (CD)


Radiohead’s OK Computer felt like an instant classic from the very moment it came out in 1997 and its mystique and stature have only grown exponentially since then. It is a miraculous, endlessly influential piece of music that helped define not only Radiohead’s legacy and reputation as sonic experimenters par excellence, but also the sound of modern rock well into this decade. It is an album that has also been written about ad infinitum, with no avenue or tangent left unexplored, so 20 years later, what’s left to say? Well, in honor of the album’s two decade anniversary, OK Computer has not only been reissued with a brand new remastered mix, but also paired with an entire second disc of bonus tracks, including live cuts, eight B-sides from the OK Computer -era singles, and three previously unreleased studio recordings. These three songs: “Lift,” “Man Of War,” and “I Promise” have been previously referred to as the holy grail of unreleased Radiohead material, and they more than live up to the hype. “Lift” is the '90s anthem that never was, the Beatles-esque melancholy of “Man Of War” is juxtaposed with The Bends -esque alt-rock, and “I Promise” is an achingly beautiful ballad that marches along unhurriedly, draped in weeping strings and an amazing melody. Altogether, Disc 2 features nearly an entire album of material recorded in the period of OK Computer ’s conception which didn’t make the cut, and it is lovingly presented here in this definitive version. Discover and rediscover what makes this album, as well as Radiohead themselves, so incredible.

What Makes You Country (CD)

Luke Bryan

Don’t say Luke Bryan ain’t country enough. Yeah, there’s a legitimate hip-hop beat on the R&B-inspired hit single “Light Up.” Yes, his subject matter may venture beyond the topic of drinking and women every now and again. But whatever you do, don’t say Luke Bryan ain’t country enough, because he’s got words for you, buster, courtesy of the title track. “I got my dirt road cred when I was twelve, on a no cab trailer hauling them bales.” Darn right. Now here’s a thought we can all get behind: “It might not have been you, but I can’t judge, just be proud of what makes you country.” There’s room for everyone on What Makes You Country . Even you city slickers can dig that.

Utopia (CD)


Bjork’s latest, Utopia , is the logical follow-up to her previous work on Vulnicura , another collaboration with producer Arca. This ethereal, abstract, intriguing album was written to (not surprisingly) explore the concept of utopias, but also to process the current political, environmental, and personal challenges the singer was facing. There’s an airiness to the album’s heady, otherworldly tracks, an interesting effect conjured up by the incorporation of a 12-piece Icelandic flute section into the melodies. Utopia is Bjork at her best: boundary-pushing, challenging, and emotionally connected.

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Amoeblogger Rick Frystak (aka The Choice Bin) highlights some of his favorite albums of last year, including Ralph Towner's My Foolish Heart.