David Bowie – Blackstar
It’s difficult to separate the music from the loss, but what a way to bow out. It’s worth adding ‘No Plan’ from the Lazarus soundtrack to the playlist.
Bat For Lashes – The Bride
The Bride is an exhausting but exhilarating journey into the restless imagination of Natasha Khan. The songs may be full of elemental imagery, but the tone is quiet.
Wye Oak – Tween
Outtakes from their last two albums presented as a new offering. It’s not the most promising start, but this collection shines nonetheless.
Kevin Morby – Singing Saw
When the actual singing saw kicks in, you start to run for cover. It seems like it’s really out to get you.
Band of Horses – Why Are You OK
Deceptively casual. Behind the seemingly good-time songs, demons were lurking. It wasn’t a confessional album, but it was more than just the soundtrack to a house party.