As a young man, Billy Bragg reinvented punk rock with songs as fiercely political as they were emotional. Decades after he released his first album, PopMatters counts down his ten best outings from those early years.
Peter Case releases The Midnight Broadcast this March. It's his first album of new material since 2015 and a celebration of late-night travel, a meditation on loneliness, and the power of music.
Dan Knishkowy's alt-folk collective Adeline Hotel is whittled down to a party of one, with improvised acoustic guitar taking center stage on Good Timing.
Sigur Rós' Odin's Raven Magic is a classical treasure that highlights Icelandic literature and maintains the band's otherworldly sound.
Yellow River Blue is the latest in a string of success stories for electronic producer Yu Su, and it's her boldest, most eclectic statement yet.
Ian Fisher yearns for the Nashville of past legends, not the vibrant one that still exists in the town's spirited venues. Fisher romanticizes the past, but he needn't bother. Nashville is still an awesome place full of great music.
"There Be Monsters" from Portland's Far Lands is understated but impactful and a testament to the group's attention to richly detailed songwriting.