Sounds Like: The second, softer side of 2010’s The Big To-Do, they made 25 songs and split ’em into two records with this one full of quieter, slower folksy retro-country.
Free Association: Melancholy dirty South’s never sounded so pretty.
For Fans Of: Skynyrd, Uncle Tupelo, Old ’97s, the Williams, the Jennings.
Let England Shake
Sounds Like: The Badass Brit Rock Queen delivers a bitchin’ new collection of strangely UK-themed songs full of intrigue, complexity and energy—a return to form.
Free Association: A little weird, but this is like a pastoral Stories From The City!
For Fans Of: Patti Smith x Marianne Faithful, the Kills, history class, the U.N.
PW's Music Issue 2014