It is a measure of our times that the deplorables evoke an earnest, political singer/songwriter singing truth to power by simply recounting the sadness of these same times, and doing so like a female Woody Guthrie. essential
Angel was last year’s Courtney Barnett. Except at this point, she’s a musical chameleon mining all sorts of styles birthed before she was, or, working out loud what a grunge chanteuse might sound like. My Woman is a strong record, yet I think it will end up being a table setter.
At this point, Jeff Tweedy and Wilco own the stage.
last year kicked off with a spectacular record by Ms. Rodriguez.
A second record with Chip Taylor Red Dog tracks gets back to the duo’s dependable, grown-up folk rock.
Re-release of Bon Iver in Japan added a bonus disc of live performances from last year. Stellar. This set on the day before the last of day of the year is just as good.
His 2016 release 22, a million is quite good, but not as sharp as this concert.