Feist: The Reminder
Great title. Her voice is thick, Canadian. “How My Heart Behaves” is absolutely gorgeous. Album is three parts singer-songwriter, one part indie, all parts soul.
Papercuts: Can’t Go Back
Summery, Californian, somewhat psychedelic. “John Brown” for the boys, “Sandy” for the girls, “Dear Employee” for all your hot employees you ever wanted to make.
Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha
The Midwestern whistling violinist strikes again. Paging Stephanie Zaza--please purchase immediately. You like guitars and harmony? You like rich melodies and poetry? Me too.
Rufus Wainwright: Release The Stars
Not for the wimpy--it’s theatricality at its most in-your-face. Worth the price just for “Going to a Town.” I’m tired of America, too, Rufus.
Paul McCartney: Tug of War
Now on iTunes! Further evidence 1982 was Best Year in Music™. Must haves: “Wanderlust,” “Pound is Sinking,” and Stevie Wonder collaboration “What’s That You’re Doing?”
Amy Winehouse: Back To Black
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