Head Above Water [White Vinyl] (LP)
Canadian pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne makes a triumphant return on her brave new album, Head Above Water. Lavigne's first album in five years was written in response toher 2014 Lyme Disease diagnosis; the result is a raw, vulnerable, powerful collection of songs that showcase the artist at her finest. Lavigne's career has taken her from those early days making infectious, perpetually snotty rock/pop to a very impressive place now, where she's creating heartfelt, gorgeously open piano ballads. Head Above Water is a strong, dramatic, and ultimately triumphant new album that'll steal your heart as well as catch your ear.