On the Record: Lianne La Havas, Antibalas and More

By Bill Chenevert
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Sounds Like: Essentially, this is a hits collection filled out with the help of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra, making each song more emotional and dramatic.

Free Association: How can we make him and his morose sadness even darker?

For Fans Of: Boy George x Jeff Buckley, Billie Holiday + Perfume Genius, tears.

 

 

Redd Kross

Researching the Blues

(Merge)

Sounds Like: The L.A.-born McDonald brothers surprise us with a new set of throbbing, aggressive post-punk with grit and bite, maybe the best in their 35-year career.

Free Association: First, a kickin’ Mission of Burma record; now this? Looks like 45 is the new 18.

For Fans Of: The Ramones/Black Flag + Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., shredding into mid-life.

 

 

Sixpence None the Richer

Lost in Transition

(Tyger Jim)

Sounds Like: The Texas-born group that gave us the great “Kiss Me” disbanded in 2004; they’re back with solid production of their harmless, poppy Christian rock.

Free Association: It feels almost devious when you find out radio rock is full of faith.

For Fans Of: The Cardigans x Eisley, Matchbox Twenty + Jars of Clay, subtle church.

 

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