Cat Woods

80

The Alabama Shakes frontwoman proves even further that she is a sensational solo act on her much-anticipated follow-up to 2019’s Jaime.

80
Despite starry collaborations with Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialda, Lucinda Williams continues to shine brightest of all.
80
Miss Friday, you don’t need anything as arbitrary as good luck, you’ve got talent in spades.
80
This is a road-trip soundtrack for the twilight hours.
100

Months from her 40th birthday, Ethiopian-American artist Kelela Mizanekristos has blessed us with a sexy, sultry masterclass in RnB, 10 years on from breaking through with her intrepid debut EP Cut 4 Me.

80

We’ve witnessed the snarled warp and weft of young Yo La Tengo transform into earthier, lusher textures. There’s a lot to dive into here, but – of course – not all the time in the world.

100

Like FKA Twigs’s Caprisongs, Beyoncé's Renaissance, and SZA’s SOS, Raye’s My 21st Century Blues deserves to be listened to from start to finish, then again, and again.

60

If Time’s Arrow were a soundtrack to a grim, moonlit landscape of robots and trains and half-demolished buildings it would work beautifully in atmospheric tandem. The problem is that it feels dated and without a solid, resonant purpose.

100

Titanic Rising was met with rave reviews, but this record – which spans steely indie-rock and strummed country ballads – might just be her magnum opus.

80
The trio move on from their indie punk beginnings on their third album, which offers songs more mature but no less magnificent.

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