Black & White (CD)

Hawaiian reggae act The Green strip down for an acoustic set on Black & White, revisiting their hits in more intimate, soulful arrangements. The change allows them to focus even more on the group's impeccable harmonies, for example in the acapella intro to “Good Vibrations.” It's a love letter to their fans, baring the raw emotion already present in their melodic, accessible songs – roots reggae blended with smooth pop.

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Fight The Good Fight (CD)

Fight the Good Fight is a joyful throwback to the ska-punk of the late '90s and early 2000s, complete with a guest turn by Rancid on “Got Each Other.” The album was also produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong. With lyrics that deal with gravel-voiced singer Aimee Interrupter's rough childhood and search for connection, the band's songs are triumphant and upbeat, with tight musicianship and radio-friendly choruses such as on “She's Kerosene.”

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