Here’s our take on the best and worst albums available online and in record stores today:
tUnE-yArDs, w h o k i l l
A uke, a wildly versatile voice, and a frisky attitude.
The Head and the Heart, The Head and the Heart
Feeling sniffly and blue? Here’s an acoustic remedy.
DJ Quik, The Book of David
Compton’s Most Underrated transcends eras.
The Unthanks, Last
Gloriously glum siblings transform ancient gloom.
Plan B, The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Chronicling the tracks of a crooning chav’s tears.
Killer Mike, Pl3dge
ATL street preacher aims at political, religious pimps.
Bill Callahan, Apocalypse
Subtle songwriting that’s sly like a stick in your eye.